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Title:
Forces of habit : drugs and the making of the modern world
Author:
Courtwright, David T., 1952-
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
viii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: The psychoactive revolution -- The big three: alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine -- The little three: opium, cannabis, and coca -- The puzzle of distribution -- The sorcerer's apprentices -- A trap baited with pleasure -- Escape from commodity hell -- Opiates of the people -- Taxes and smuggling -- About-face: restriction and prohibition -- Licit and illicit drugs.
ISBN:
9780674004580
Format :
Book

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