Defining Documents in American History: Drug Policy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1642654027
  • ISBN-13: 9781642654028
  • DDC: 363.450973
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This title takes a close look at the history of this country's drug policies, treatment options, and epidemics- alcohol, opium, morphine, heroin, marijuana, crack cocaine, and the opioid crisis - and includes documents related to contemporary issues such as corporate accountability, controversial treatment, sentencing, racial and economic factors, and organized crime. This set organizes the historical documents related to drug policy into six areas: Drug Use and Substance Abuse; Drug Epidemics and Responses; Drug Addiction and Treatment; Drug Prohibitions and Policies; Drugs, Race, and Poverty; and Drugs and Crime.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher’s Note.
Editor’s Introduction.
Full Table of Contents.
1: Alcohol and Antialcohol Efforts Over Time.
2: “Wo to Drunkards”.
3: An Inquiry into the Effects of Ardent Spirits.
4: The Whiskey Tax of 1791 and George Washington’s Proclamation regarding the Whiskey Rebellion.
5: The Nature and Occasions of Intemperance.
6: Lincoln’s “Temperance Address”.
7: Laws for the Suppression of Drinking Houses and Tippling Shops.
8: Address before the Second Biennial Convention of the World Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
9: Carrie Nation on Her Life as a Temperance Crusader.
10: An Argument for Prohibition.
11: Billy Sunday: “Get on the Water Wagon”.
12: Volstead Act.
13: National Prohibition Law Hearings.
14: The Wickersham Commission Report on Crime and Prohibition.
15: Alcoholics Anonymous “Big Book”.
16: Drugs and Drug Abuse in Earlier Decades.
17: “Haunts of the Opium Smoker”.
18: Cocaine Toothache Drops Advertisement.
19: Pemberton’s French Wine Coca.
20: Harrison Narcotic Act.
21: “Mother Sacrifices Children, Home, Reputation for Dope.”.
22: Reefer Madness.
23: Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.
24: Senate Hearings on Narcotics Trafficking.
25: “Dope: Congress Encourages the Traffic”.
26: Report of the Joint Committee of the American Bar Association and the American Medical Association on Narcotic Drugs.
27: The Emergence of Public Health.
28: A Historical Account of the Smallpox Inoculation in New England.
29: Invoice for Medical Supplies.
30: From “The Great American Fraud”.
31: Pure Food and Drug Act.
32: Henry Ford on Smoking.
33: Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.