Cocaine: Global Histories

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Paul Gootenberg
Psychology Press, 1999 - 213 pages
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Cocaine examines the rise and fall of this notorious substance from its legitimate use by scientists and medics in the nineteenth century to the international prohibitionist regimes and drug gangs of today. Themes explored include:
* Amsterdam's complex cocaine culture
* the manufacture, sale and control of cocaine in the United States
* Japan and the Southeast Asian cocaine industry
* export of cocaine prohibitions to Peru
* sex, drugs and race in early modern London
Cocaine unveils new primary sources and covert social, cultural and political transformations to shed light on cocaine's hidden history.

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Contents

cocaine the hidden histories
1
cases countries contexts
9
PART I
19
The Progressive critique of cocaine selling
27
Regulation and its impact
34
Reluctance or resistance? Constructing cocaine
46
Perus national cocaine debate 192939
56
From global war to wars on cocaine 193950
63
After DORA 191622
118
Dutch drug policy from 1919 to 1940
126
Drug trades and drug control 192040
137
Japan and the cocaine industry of Southeast Asia 18641944
146
The legal system and Japans drug industry
152
Conclusions
158
PART III
163
cocaine as catalyst for class struggle
171

Concluding on cocaine
72
PART II
81
Germany and the Hague Convention
91
Conclusion
99
The West Ends war
110
Epilogue
178
Rise of the Sinaloan Narcos 1970
186
Bibliography
192
Index
204
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Paul Gootenberg is Professor of History at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and author of Between Silver and Guano (Princeton, 1989) and Imagining Development (California, 1993).

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