By Paul Gootenberg
Cocaine examines the increase and fall of this infamous substance from its valid use via scientists and medics within the 19th century to the foreign prohibitionist regimes and drug gangs of at the present time. issues explored comprise: * Amsterdam's complicated cocaine tradition * the manufacture, sale and keep watch over of cocaine within the usa * Japan and the Southeast Asian cocaine undefined * export of cocaine prohibitions to Peru * intercourse, medicines and race in early sleek London Cocaine unveils new fundamental assets and covert social, cultural and political modifications to make clear cocaine's hidden background.
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Extra resources for Cocaine: Global Histories
Irresponsible promotion The first element of the critique of cocaine sales was that the pharmaceutical industry promoted the drug in an unscientific and irresponsible fashion. This argument was not specific to cocaine; rather, it was part of a more general argument that the commercial interest of drug manufacturers in any new product would inevitably lead them to encourage irresponsible and unsafe use. Ethical firms had encountered similar criticisms as far back as the late 1870s, when companies such as Parke, Davis introduced “new remedies” – new products promoted by the drug company itself, whose origin and physiological action was often kept secret, in order to protect the company’s investment.
Such groups included temperance organizations such as the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the New England Watch and Ward Society. The most influential of the private reform groups were social-reform organizations, particularly those with concerns over the nation’s children. For groups such as Hull House and the Juvenile Protective Association in Chicago, first-hand experience with cocaine use by young neighborhood residents provided compelling evidence of the drug’s degrading and harmful effects.
Big: A History of Australian Drug Laws (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992). Much has been done since then. On “crack” itself, there’s critical history: Craig Reinarman and H. Levine, eds, Crack in America: Demon Drugs and Social Justice (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997) or Jimmie Reeves and R. Campbell, Cracked Coverage: Television News, the Anti-Cocaine Crusade, and the Reagan Legacy (Durham: Duke University Press, 1994). S. Criminal Law Enforcement (University Park: Penn State Press, 1993), and Sebastian Scheere, “Emergence of an international prohibition regime: The case of cocaine” (MS, Amsterdam, 1991).