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Author Reiss, Suzanna, author

Title We sell drugs : the alchemy of US empire / Suzanna Reiss
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource
Series American crossroads ; 39
American crossroads ; 39
Contents Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Acronyms; Introduction; 1. "The Drug Arsenal of the Civilized World": WWII and the Origins of US-Led International Drug Control; 2. "Resources for Freedom": American Drug Commodities in the Postwar World; 3. Raw Materialism: Exporting Drug Control to the Andes; 4. The Alchemy of Empire: Drugs and Development in the Americas; 5. The Chemical Cold War: Drugs and Policing in the New World Order; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y
Summary This history of US-led international drug control provides new perspectives on the economic, ideological, and political foundations of a Cold War American empire. US officials assumed the helm of international drug control after World War II at a moment of unprecedented geopolitical influence embodied in the growing economic clout of its pharmaceutical industry. We Sell Drugs is a study grounded in the transnational geography and political economy of the coca-leaf and coca-derived commodities market stretching from Peru and Bolivia into the United States. More than a narrow b
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Balance of power.
Drug abuse -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Drug control -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Pharmaceutical industry -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520280776
0520959027 (electronic bk.)
9780520959026 (electronic bk.)