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The Resource Getting high : marijuana through the ages, John Charles Chasteen

Getting high : marijuana through the ages, John Charles Chasteen

Label
Getting high : marijuana through the ages
Title
Getting high
Title remainder
marijuana through the ages
Statement of responsibility
John Charles Chasteen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This engaging book traces the global history of marijuana, reaching back thousands of years. Noted historian John Charles Chasteen follows the use of the drug since Neolithic times, which makes marijuana among the first domesticated plants. Surprisingly, though, only infrequently has it been used as a recreational drug. Instead, there is a vibrant spiritual dimension to its long history that has been continually ignored. Beginning with the familiar "outbreak" of the 1960s, Chasteen unearths successive layers of marijuana's history. Written with insight, clarity, sophistication, and good humor, this deeply informed work discusses the cultivation of cannabis and its many forms, including hemp, one of the world's principal fiber crops. After a tour of Latin America, Africa, India, and the Muslim world, Chasteen concludes that unlike alcohol marijuana has always flourished outside the mainstream. Its principal users have been creative outsiders of many kinds--mystics, artists, musicians, free thinkers, and spiritual seekers--as well as poor laborers attracted by its low cost. Marijuana, it seems, is a mind-expanding drug after all, and Chasteen explores its rich heritage with captivating insight." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chasteen, John Charles
Dewey number
362.29/509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5822.M3
LC item number
C43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HV 5822.M3
NLM item number
C489g 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marijuana abuse
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • History of Medicine
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana abuse
  • Haschisch
  • Abuso de marihuana
  • Marihuana
  • Medicina
Label
Getting high : marijuana through the ages, John Charles Chasteen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Chapter One: Getting High. Trouble with the Police -- Meet the Cannabis Plant -- Chapter Two: American Century. The Early Years -- The Marihuana Tax Act, 1937 -- Rise and Fall of the Counterculture -- Drug War, Culture War -- News Flash -- Chapter Three: Atlantic World. Hemp and Rum, Strategic Resources -- Mexico, and a Mystery -- Colombia and Jamaica -- Brazil and the African Connection -- Africa, South of the Congo -- Chapter Four: Medieval Hashish. Wine versus Hashish -- Hashish in Muslim Society -- God’s Unruly Friends -- The Assassin Legend -- Not for Everybody -- Chapter Five: Asian Origins. Historic India -- The Prehistoric Eurasian Steppes -- The Silk Road and Beyond -- The Earliest Horizon -- Chapter Six: Epiphanies
Control code
ocn913333997
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 157 pages
Isbn
9781442254695
Lccn
2015027167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025499058
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o913333997
  • (OCoLC)913333997
Label
Getting high : marijuana through the ages, John Charles Chasteen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Chapter One: Getting High. Trouble with the Police -- Meet the Cannabis Plant -- Chapter Two: American Century. The Early Years -- The Marihuana Tax Act, 1937 -- Rise and Fall of the Counterculture -- Drug War, Culture War -- News Flash -- Chapter Three: Atlantic World. Hemp and Rum, Strategic Resources -- Mexico, and a Mystery -- Colombia and Jamaica -- Brazil and the African Connection -- Africa, South of the Congo -- Chapter Four: Medieval Hashish. Wine versus Hashish -- Hashish in Muslim Society -- God’s Unruly Friends -- The Assassin Legend -- Not for Everybody -- Chapter Five: Asian Origins. Historic India -- The Prehistoric Eurasian Steppes -- The Silk Road and Beyond -- The Earliest Horizon -- Chapter Six: Epiphanies
Control code
ocn913333997
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 157 pages
Isbn
9781442254695
Lccn
2015027167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025499058
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o913333997
  • (OCoLC)913333997

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