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Cocaine : Global Histories - Paul Gootenberg


Global Histories

By: Paul Gootenberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th September 1999
ISBN: 9780415220019
Number Of Pages: 240

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Orginally a medical miracle, cocaine is now a dangerous pariah drug. Cocaine: Global Histories examines the rise and fall of this notorious substance. In the nineteenth century it was openly legal and legitimately used by scientists, doctors and pharmaceutical giants alike. This contrasts starkly with the international prohibitionist regimes and underground circuits linked to cocaine today.
Drawing on exciting new global perspectives, Cocaine analyses and rethinks the origins of the modern drug cocaine. For the first time, a book brings together the world's leading writers on the history of cocaine. Themes explored include:
- the early manufacture, sale and control of cocaine in the United States;
- Amsterdam's complex cocaine network;
- Japan and the unknown Southeast Asian cocaine industry;
- export of cocaine prohibitions to Peru;
- sex, drugs and race in London.
Cocaine unveils new sources and covert social, cultural and political transformations that shed light on cocaine's hidden history. This volume is essential reading for anyone concerned with the place of drugs in the modern world.

Industry Reviews

"Cocaine history is back, and more sophisticated than ever. "Cocaine is an important resource for anyone interested in drug history and politics, and an indispensable one for those who would understand cocaine in global context." -David Courtwright, University of North Florida ""Cocaine: Global Histories includes a discussion of the United States experience (by Spillane himself) but also describes the experience of several other societies, past and present.." -Philip Jenkins "The Journal of American History "I...strongly recommend this text for reading by any serious student of the cocaine dilemma." -"Pharmacy in History

Notes on contributorsp. viii
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: cocaine: the hidden historiesp. 1
A brief "historiography" of cocainep. 2
Cocaine histories: the third wavep. 5
Cocaine: cases, countries, contextsp. 9
Afterthoughts: towards a new drug history?p. 12
Amer-Andean connections (the United States, Peru)
Making a modern drug: the manufacture, sale, and control of cocaine in the United States, 1880-1920p. 21
The pharmaceutical industry and cocaine salesp. 22
The Progressive critique of cocaine sellingp. 27
Regulation and its impactp. 34
Reluctance or resistance? Constructing cocaine (prohibitions) in Peru, 1910-50p. 46
Political economies of national cocaine (1880-1930)p. 47
Peru's national cocaine debate (1929-39)p. 56
From global war to wars on cocaine (1939-50)p. 63
Concluding on cocainep. 72
European axis, Asian circuits (Germany, Britain, the Netherlands and Java, Japan)
Germany and the transformations of cocaine, 1880-1920p. 83
The German cocaine industryp. 83
Cocaine's first transformationsp. 87
Germany and the Hague Conventionp. 91
The war, aftermaths, and cocaine's transformationp. 95
Conclusionp. 99
Cocaine girls: sex, drugs, and modernity in London during and after the First World Warp. 105
Cocaine, drug panics, and "modernity"p. 105
Cocaine in London, 1901-14p. 105
The West End's warp. 110
After "DORA," 1916-22p. 118
Doctors, diplomats, and businessmen: conflicting interests in the Netherlands and Dutch East Indies, 1860-1950p. 123
From medicine to mood-altering drug, 1884-1919p. 123
Dutch drug policy from 1919 to 1940p. 126
Coca leaf from the Dutch East Indiesp. 129
Drug trades and drug control, 1920-40p. 137
Conclusionsp. 141
Japan and the cocaine industry of Southeast Asia, 1864-1944p. 146
Introductionp. 146
How coca came to Southeast Asiap. 147
Coca cultivars and coca chemistryp. 148
Demise of the Dutch and rise of Japanese plantationsp. 150
Taiwanese cocap. 150
The legal system and Japan's drug industryp. 152
The role of Hoshi Pharmaceuticals and Sankyo Pharmaceuticalp. 153
Creative cocaine accountingp. 155
The role of the militaryp. 156
Conclusionsp. 158
The new American nexus (Colombia, Mexico)
Colombia: cocaine and the "miracle" of modernity in Medellinp. 165
The scope of the essayp. 165
The early years of the cocaine tradep. 166
The demise of "traditional values": cocaine as catalyst for class strugglep. 171
Cocaine's lessons? Responses to Escobar's death and State repressionp. 175
Epiloguep. 178
Cocaine in Mexico: a prelude to "los Narcos"p. 183
Coca to cocaine, 1880s-1960sp. 183
Rise of Sinaloan Narcos, 1970-p. 186
Bibliographyp. 192
Indexp. 204
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ISBN: 9780415220019
ISBN-10: 0415220017
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 9th September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

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