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352 Pages | 8 black and white illustrations

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190073121


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Habit Forming

Drug Addiction in America, 1776-1914

Elizabeth Kelly Gray

  • Explores the history of habit-forming drugs in the United States, when regulation was ineffective at the state level and non-existent at the national level
  • Reveals the extent of drug addiction and pleasure-seeking drug use as early as the 1770s and how Americans came to understand such use
  • Examines drug use among well-to-do white people who bought their drugs at drugstores
  • Examines the extent to which racism has shaped perceptions of drug addiction and the making of drug policy