By Paul Gootenberg
Cocaine examines the increase and fall of this infamous substance from its valid use by means of scientists and medics within the 19th century to the overseas prohibitionist regimes and drug gangs of this present day. subject matters explored include:
* Amsterdam's advanced cocaine culture
* the manufacture, sale and keep an eye on of cocaine within the United States
* Japan and the Southeast Asian cocaine industry
* export of cocaine prohibitions to Peru
* intercourse, medicinal drugs and race in early sleek London
Cocaine unveils new basic assets and covert social, cultural and political ameliorations to make clear cocaine's hidden background.
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19. 20. 21. 22. and the People Without History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982) (on the spread of commodity/labor networks); or Philip D. Curtin, Cross-Cultural Trade in World History (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984) (on the roles of high-value commerce and “diaspora/mafias”). For latest in “transnationalized” drug history, see H. Richard Friman’s comparative lens in NarcoDiplomacy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996), or suppression networks in Nadelmann, Cops Across Borders (1993), especially chs 3–5; a recent sketch of global coca exchange is David F.
The desire to capitalize on cocaine almost certainly assisted in this process. In early 1884, before Köller’s announcement, cocaine was virtually unavailable in the United States (selling for a dollar per grain), and only Merck in Germany had the capacity to manufacture the drug. By 1887, cocaine was available throughout the United States from many manufacturers, and sold for roughly two cents per grain. Finally, the popularization of cocaine also coincided with the growth of the pharmaceutical industry’s ability to promote drug products.
For cultural signs, see Michael Starks, Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness: An Illustrated History of Drugs in the Movies (New York: Cornwall Books, 1982), chs 4–5. 14 Paul Gootenberg 3. David F. , David T. Courtwright, “The rise and fall of cocaine in the United States,” in J. Goodman, P. Lovejoy and A. Sherratt, eds, Consuming Habits: Drugs in History and Anthropology (London: Routledge, 1995), ch. 10. 4. ); George Andrews and D. , The Coca Leaf and Cocaine Papers (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovitch, 1975), an even wider set; Joel Phillips and R.