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Cocaine Global Histories

ISBN-10: 0415220017
ISBN-13: 9780415220019
Edition: 2002
Authors: Paul Gootenberg
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Description: This volume examines the rise and fall of cocaine. In the 19th century it was openly legal and legitimately used by scientists, medics and pharmaceutical manufacturers alike, unlike today's world of narcotics prohibition.

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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/5/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This volume examines the rise and fall of cocaine. In the 19th century it was openly legal and legitimately used by scientists, medics and pharmaceutical manufacturers alike, unlike today's world of narcotics prohibition.

Notes on contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: cocaine: the hidden histories
A brief "historiography" of cocaine
Cocaine histories: the third wave
Cocaine: cases, countries, contexts
Afterthoughts: towards a new drug history?
Amer-Andean connections (the United States, Peru)
Making a modern drug: the manufacture, sale, and control of cocaine in the United States, 1880-1920
The pharmaceutical industry and cocaine sales
The Progressive critique of cocaine selling
Regulation and its impact
Reluctance or resistance? Constructing cocaine (prohibitions) in Peru, 1910-50
Political economies of national cocaine (1880-1930)
Peru's national cocaine debate (1929-39)
From global war to wars on cocaine (1939-50)
Concluding on cocaine
European axis, Asian circuits (Germany, Britain, the Netherlands and Java, Japan)
Germany and the transformations of cocaine, 1880-1920
The German cocaine industry
Cocaine's first transformations
Germany and the Hague Convention
The war, aftermaths, and cocaine's transformation
Conclusion
Cocaine girls: sex, drugs, and modernity in London during and after the First World War
Cocaine, drug panics, and "modernity"
Cocaine in London, 1901-14
The West End's war
After "DORA," 1916-22
Doctors, diplomats, and businessmen: conflicting interests in the Netherlands and Dutch East Indies, 1860-1950
From medicine to mood-altering drug, 1884-1919
Dutch drug policy from 1919 to 1940
Coca leaf from the Dutch East Indies
Drug trades and drug control, 1920-40
Conclusions
Japan and the cocaine industry of Southeast Asia, 1864-1944
Introduction
How coca came to Southeast Asia
Coca cultivars and coca chemistry
Demise of the Dutch and rise of Japanese plantations
Taiwanese coca
The legal system and Japan's drug industry
The role of Hoshi Pharmaceuticals and Sankyo Pharmaceutical
Creative cocaine accounting
The role of the military
Conclusions
The new American nexus (Colombia, Mexico)
Colombia: cocaine and the "miracle" of modernity in Medellin
The scope of the essay
The early years of the cocaine trade
The demise of "traditional values": cocaine as catalyst for class struggle
Cocaine's lessons? Responses to Escobar's death and State repression
Epilogue
Cocaine in Mexico: a prelude to "los Narcos"
Coca to cocaine, 1880s-1960s
Rise of Sinaloan Narcos, 1970-
Bibliography
Index

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