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The Resource Smack : heroin and the American city, Eric C. Schneider

Smack : heroin and the American city, Eric C. Schneider

Label
Smack : heroin and the American city
Title
Smack
Title remainder
heroin and the American city
Statement of responsibility
Eric C. Schneider
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Through interviews with former junkies and clinic workers and in-depth archival research, Schneider also chronicles the dramatically shifting demographic profile of heroin users. Originally popular among working-class whites in the 1920s, heroin became associated with jazz musicians and Beat writers in the 1940s. Musician Red Rodney called heroin the trademark of the bebop generation. "It was the thing that gave us membership in a unique club," he proclaimed. Smack takes readers through the typical haunts of heroin users - 52nd Street jazz clubs, Times Square cafeterias, Chicago's South Side street corners - to explain how young people were initiated into the drug culture." "Smack recounts the explosion of heroin use among middle-class young people in the 1960s and 1970s. It became the drug of choice among a wide swath of youth, from hippies in Haight-Ashbury and soldiers in Vietnam to punks on the Lower East Side. Panics over the drug led to the passage of increasingly severe legislation that entrapped heroin users in the criminal justice system without addressing the issues that led to its use in the first place. The book ends with a meditation on the evolution of the war on drugs and addresses why efforts to solve the drug problem must go beyond eliminating supply"--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schneider, Eric C.
Dewey number
362.29/320973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5822.H4
LC item number
S36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heroin abuse
  • Minorities
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug control
  • Heroin
  • Heroin Dependence
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
  • Heroin abuse
  • Minorities
  • United States
  • Bevölkerungsentwicklung
  • Drogenmissbrauch
  • Heroin
  • Milieu
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Smack : heroin and the American city, Eric C. Schneider
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-244) 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
New York and the global market -- Jazz joints and junk -- The plague -- The panic over adolescent heroin use -- Ethnicity and the market -- The rising tide -- Dealing with dope -- Heroin suburbanizes -- The war and the war at home -- From the Golden Spike to the Glass Pipe -- Heroin markets redux
Control code
ocn202544158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780812221800
Lccn
2008007790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o202544158
  • (OCoLC)202544158
Label
Smack : heroin and the American city, Eric C. Schneider
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-244) 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
New York and the global market -- Jazz joints and junk -- The plague -- The panic over adolescent heroin use -- Ethnicity and the market -- The rising tide -- Dealing with dope -- Heroin suburbanizes -- The war and the war at home -- From the Golden Spike to the Glass Pipe -- Heroin markets redux
Control code
ocn202544158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780812221800
Lccn
2008007790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o202544158
  • (OCoLC)202544158

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