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Author Gootenberg, Paul, 1954-

Title Andean cocaine : the making of a global drug / Paul Gootenberg
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 442 pages) : illustrations
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Introduction : cocaine as Andean history -- Imagining coca, discovering cocaine, 1850-1890 -- Making a national commodity : Peruvian crude cocaine, 1885-1910 -- Cocaine enchained : global commodity circuits, 1890s-1930s -- Withering cocaine : Peruvian responses, 1910-1945 -- Anticocaine : from reluctance to global prohibitions, 1910-1950 -- Birth of the narcos : Pan-American illicit networks, 1945-1965 -- The drug boom (1965-1975) and beyond
Summary Illuminating a hidden and fascinating chapter in the history of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the rise of one of the most spectacular and now illegal Latin American exports: cocaine. Gootenberg traces cocaine's history from its origins as a medical commodity in the nineteenth century to its repression during the early twentieth century and its dramatic reemergence as an illicit good after World War II. Connecting the story of the drug's transformations is a host of people, products, and processes: Sigmund Freud, Coca-Cola, and Pablo Escobar all make appearances, exemplifying the gl
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-412) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cocaine industry -- Peru -- History.
Drug traffic -- Peru.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008032901
ISBN 080788779X (electronic bk.)
1469605821 (electronic bk.)
9780807887790 (electronic bk.)
9781469605821 (electronic bk.)