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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 global influences that have shaped the history of cocaine. But Gootenberg decenters the familiar story to uncover the roles played by hitherto obscure but vital Andean actors as well--for example, the Peruvian pharmacist who developed the techniques for refining cocaine on an industrial scale and the creators of the original drug-smuggling networks that decades later would be taken over by Colombian traffickers.

Andean Cocaine proves indispensable to understanding one of the most vexing social dilemmas of the late twentieth-century Americas: the American cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and, in its wake, the seemingly endless U.S. drug war in the Andes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Chronology: Cocaine, 1850–2000
  2. pp. xv-xvii
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  1. Introduction: Cocaine as Andean History
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. I: COCAINE RISING
  2. pp. 13-14
  1. CHAPTER 1 Imagining Coca, Discovering Cocaine, 1850–1890
  2. pp. 15-54
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  1. CHAPTER 2 Making a National Commodity: Peruvian Crude Cocaine, 1885–1910
  2. pp. 55-102
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  1. II: COCAINE FALLING
  2. pp. 103-104
  1. CHAPTER 3 Cocaine Enchained: Global Commodity Circuits, 1890s–1930s
  2. pp. 105-142
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  1. CHAPTER 4 Withering Cocaine: Peruvian Responses, 1910–1945
  2. pp. 143-188
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  1. CHAPTER 5 Anticocaine: From Reluctance to Global Prohibitions, 1910–1950
  2. pp. 189-242
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  1. III: ILLICIT COCAINE
  2. pp. 243-244
  1. CHAPTER 6 Birth of the Narcos: Pan-American Illicit Networks, 1945–1965
  2. pp. 245-290
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  1. CHAPTER 7 The Drug Boom (1965–1975) and Beyond
  2. pp. 291-324
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  1. APPENDIX: Quantifying Cocaine
  2. pp. 325-336
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 337-376
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  1. Bibliographic Essay: A Guide to the Historiography of Cocaine
  2. pp. 377-384
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 385-412
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 413-442
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469605821
Related ISBN
9780807832295
MARC Record
OCLC
966854553
Pages
464
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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