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The Resource Forces of habit : drugs and the making of the modern world, David T. Courtwright

Forces of habit : drugs and the making of the modern world, David T. Courtwright

Label
Forces of habit : drugs and the making of the modern world
Title
Forces of habit
Title remainder
drugs and the making of the modern world
Statement of responsibility
David T. Courtwright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Offering a social and biological account of why psychoactive goods proved so seductive, David Courtwright tracks the intersecting paths by which popular drugs entered the stream of global commerce. He shows how the efforts of merchants and colonial planters expanded world supply, drove down prices, and drew millions of less affluent purchasers into the market, effectively democratizing drug consumption. He also shows how Europeans used alcohol as an inducement for native peoples to trade their furs, sell captives into slavery, and negotiate away their lands, and how monarchs taxed drugs to finance their wars and expanding empires. Forces of habit explains why such profitable exploitation has increasingly given way, over the last hundred years, to policies of restriction and prohibition--and how economic and cultural considerations have shaped those policies to determine which drugs are readily accessible, which strictly medicinal, and which forbidden altogether
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Courtwright, David T.
Dewey number
362.29
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4997
LC item number
.C68 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2001 I-034
  • WM 11.1
NLM item number
C866f 2001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Substance abuse
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Polytoxicomanie
  • Psychotropes
  • Polytoxicomanie
  • Polytoxicomanie
  • Polytoxicomanie
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Drugsverslaving
  • Drugsgebruik
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Economische aspecten
  • Preventie
  • Abuso de drogas
  • Drogas psicotrópicas
  • Abuso de drogas
  • Abuso de drogas
  • Abuso de drogas
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Forces of habit : drugs and the making of the modern world, David T. Courtwright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Taxes and smuggling
  • About-face : restriction and prohibition
  • Licit and illicit drugs
  • 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
Control code
ocm44794855
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780674004580
Lccn
00061466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44794855
  • (OCoLC)44794855
Label
Forces of habit : drugs and the making of the modern world, David T. Courtwright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Taxes and smuggling
  • About-face : restriction and prohibition
  • Licit and illicit drugs
  • 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
Control code
ocm44794855
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780674004580
Lccn
00061466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44794855
  • (OCoLC)44794855

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