Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug by Paul Gootenberg

By Paul Gootenberg

Illuminating a hidden and interesting bankruptcy within the background of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the increase of 1 of the main marvelous and now unlawful Latin American exports: cocaine.

Gootenberg strains cocaine's heritage from its origins as a clinical commodity within the 19th century to its repression throughout the early 20th century and its dramatic reemergence as a bootleg solid after international conflict II. Connecting the tale of the drug's changes is a bunch of individuals, items, and procedures: Sigmund Freud, Coca-Cola, and Pablo Escobar all make appearances, exemplifying the worldwide affects that experience formed the historical past of cocaine. yet Gootenberg decenters the commonplace tale to discover the jobs performed by way of hitherto imprecise yet very important Andean actors as well--for instance, the Peruvian pharmacist who built the thoughts for refining cocaine on an business scale and the creators of the unique drug-smuggling networks that many years later will be taken over by means of Colombian traffickers.

Andean Cocaine proves vital to knowing some of the most vexing social dilemmas of the overdue twentieth-century Americas: the yankee cocaine epidemic of the Nineteen Eighties and, in its wake, the doubtless unending U.S. drug conflict within the Andes.

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