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Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World

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What drives the drug trade, and how has it come to be what it is today? A global history of the acquisition of progressively more potent means of altering ordinary waking consciousness, this book is the first to provide the big picture of the discovery, interchange, and exploitation of the planet's psychoactive resources, from tea and kola to opiates and amphetamines.

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David T. Courtwright is John A. Delaney Presidential Professor at the University of North Florida.

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Introduction: The Psychoactive Revolution

Part I: The Confluence of Psychoactive Resources

1. The Big Three: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine

2. The Little Three: Opium, Cannabis, and Coca

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ISBN:
9780674010031
Author:
Courtwright, David T.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Substance abuse -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Substance abuse - Economic aspects -
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 halftones, 1 table
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16 oz

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