Andean Cocaine The Making of a Global Drug

ISBN-10: 0807859052

ISBN-13: 9780807859056

Edition: 2008

Authors: Paul Gootenberg
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Description: Illuminating a hidden and fascinating chapter in the history of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the rise of one of the most spectacular and now illegal Latin American exports: cocaine.Gootenberg traces cocaine's history from its origins as a medical commodity in the nineteenth century to its repression during the early twentieth century and its dramatic reemergence as an illicit good after World War II. Connecting the story of the drug's transformations is a host of people, products, and processes: Sigmund Freud, Coca-Cola, and Pablo Escobar all make appearances, exemplifying the global influences that have shaped the history of cocaine. But Gootenberg decenters the familiar story to uncover the roles played by hitherto obscure but vital Andean actors as well--for example, the Peruvian pharmacist who developed the techniques for refining cocaine on an industrial scale and the creators of the original drug-smuggling networks that decades later would be taken over by Colombian traffickers.Andean Cocaineproves indispensable to understanding one of the most vexing social dilemmas of the late twentieth-century Americas: the American cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and, in its wake, the seemingly endless U.S. drug war in the Andes.

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List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Chronology: Cocaine, 1850-2000
Introduction: Cocaine as Andean History
Cocaine Rising
Imagining Coca, Discovering Cocaine, 1850-1890
Making a National Commodity: Peruvian Crude Cocaine, 1885-1910
Cocaine Falling
Cocaine Enchained: Global Commodity Circuits, 1890s-1930s
Withering Cocaine: Peruvian Responses, 1910-1945
Anticocaine: From Reluctance to Global Prohibitions, 1910-1950
Illicit Cocaine
Birth of the Narcos: Pan-American Illicit Networks, 1945-1965
The Drug Boom (1965-1975) and Beyond
Quantifying Cocaine
Sample Peruvian Exchange Rates, 1875-1965
Coca and Cocaine Exports from Peru, 1888-1910
Reported Cocaine Factories by Region, Peru, 1885-1920s
Active Cocaine Factories in Peru, 1920-1950
Cocaine Smuggling: Reported Seizures, 1935-1970s
Bibliographic Essay: A Guide to the Historiography of Cocaine
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