The Oxford handbook of global drug history / edited by Paul Gootenberg. [electronic resource]

New York : Oxford University Press, 2022.
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Drugs and their illicit use have long fascinated writers and the public at large. Informed by new interdisciplinary perspectives, a growing number of academically trained historians are now approaching drugs as a wide-open topic for serious research. This handbook is an attempt by historians of drugs to take stock of the recent progress and directions of this field, utilising both a global scope and long-term historical perspective. 35 original essays simultaneously survey what is known historically about drugs across the world (in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa) as well as illustrating their historical interconnections.
Also issued in print: 2022.
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Introduction: A New Global History of Drugs / Paul Gootenberg -- Drugs in Early South Asia / James McHugh -- Drugs in Africa from the Slave Trade to Colonialism / Charles Ambler -- Dangerous Drugs from Habit to Addiction / Timothy A. Hickman -- Middle East Drug Cultures in the Long View / Haggai Ram -- Colonialism, Consumption and Drug Control in Asia / James H. Mills -- The Cultural Biography of Opium in China / Yangwen Zheng -- French Drug Control from Poison to Degeneration / Sara Black -- The Creation, Spread, and Impact of Global Prohibitions / David Bewley-Taylor -- Origins and Outcomes of a US Medicine-Drug Divide / David Herzberg -- Interwar Drug Scenes and Restrictive Regulation in Britain / Christopher Hallam -- Africa: The Forgotten Drug Continent / Neil Carrier -- The Making of Pariah Drugs in Latin America / Isaac Campos -- Modern Russian and Soviet Drug Suppression / Pavel Vasilyev -- Germany's Role in the Modern Global Drug Economy / Robert P. Stephens -- Drugs, Nation, and Empire in Japan, 1890s-1950s / Miriam Kingsberg Kadia -- The Globalization of US Drug Enforcement / Matthew R. Pembleton -- Illicit Drug Cultures in the Postwar United States / Nancy D. Campbell -- The Impact of the US Drug War on People of Color / Samuel K. Roberts -- The French Connection as an Illicit Trade Network / Alexandre Marchant -- Latin America and Caribbean Drug Trafficking Groups / Enrique Desmond Arias -- Psychoactive Drugs in European Prehistory / Elisa Guerra-Doce -- Turkey and the Formation of the Global Heroin Trade / Ryan Gingeras -- De-Orientalizing Drugs in the Middle East / Maziyar Ghiabi -- The Origins of Drug Trafficking Networks in China / Kathryn Meyer -- The Post-1950s Rise of Illegal Opium in Asia / Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy -- West Africa and the Modern Global Drug Trades / Gernot Klantschnig -- Twenty-first Century Global Drugs Trades and Consumption / James T. Bradford -- Global Drug Reform Debates in the Twenty-First Century / Kasia Malinowska, Summer Walker -- Drugs: Lessons from History? / Virginia Berridge -- Plant Drugs and Shamanism in the Americas / Henrique S. Carneiro -- Ancient American Civilizations, States, and Drugs / Stacey Schwartzkopf -- Soma and Drug History in Ancient Asia / Davide Torri -- The New Imperial Drug Trades, 1500-1800 / Benjamin Breen -- Tobacco's Cultural Shifts as an Early Atlantic Drug / Marcy Norton -- Forbidden Drugs of the Colonial Americas / Martin Nesvig.
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  • Handbook of global drug history
  • Global drug history
  • 0-19-084266-0
  • 0-19-084265-2
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