Drugs in the Western Hemisphere: An Odyssey of Cultures in Conflict

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1996 - Всего страниц: 262
A history of drugs is a study of cultures in competition, argues editor William O. Walker III. Eminently adaptive, drug cultures have competed with proscriptive cultures to create a legitimate place for themselves, although one that the dominant society may recognize only tacitly. Professor Walker brings together forty-six essays that examine the complex negotiations and changing rhetoric revolving around issues of drugs and their control between the United States and its Latin American neighbors.

Drugs in the Western Hemisphere is divided into six parts. Articles are arranged chronologically, offering the reader a compre-hensive overview of the evolution of U.S.-Latin American drug policy from the turn of the century to the Clinton administration.

Part I, Cultures in Conflict suggests that clashes between members of drug cultures and proponents of drug control traditionally have occurred within the context of the forma-tion of the modern nation.

Part II, Drugs in Latin America, 1920-1940 takes a closer look at inter-American policies revolving around drugs in the 1920s and 1940s.

Part III, Wartime Experience and Part IV, Confrontation and Controversy examine how World War II both affected U.S.-Latin American drug policy and set the tone for many years to come.

Part V, Drugs and Security and Part VI, Drugs in the Americas: An Assessment takes the reader through to the Clinton administration. Writers here note the concerted efforts of the United States to establish hegemony over drug control throughout the Western Hemisphere.

 

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Cultures in Conflict
1
The History of Coca
2
The Coca Debate in Colonial Peru
8
Coca Production in the Bolivian Yungas
22
Opium Usage in the United States 1872
34
Nonmedical Drug Use in the United States
41
The War against the Murderers
46
Drugs in Latin America 19201940
57
The United States Mexico and Drug Control 1943
124
A Drug Raid in Durango 1944
127
Confrontation and Controversy
131
Attack on Opium Production in Mexico 1947
133
USMexican Reconciliation 1948
134
Coca Chewing in Colombia 1948
137
The Coca Leaf Habit in the Andes 1947
139
The Coca Habit in South America 1952
140

The Cultivation of Opium Poppies in Mexico 1926
59
Traffic across the USMexican Border 1931
60
The Business of Drugs in Mexico 1936
61
Control across the Border
64
Drugs and Honduran Politics 1933
80
In Defense of the Government of Honduras 1934
82
Drug Trafficking and Murder in Honduras 1935
84
Charges of Complicity in Honduras 1939
85
The Honduran Antidrug Record in the 1930s
88
In Defense of Coca Growing in Bolivia 1932
98
The Problem of Coca in Bolivian Society 1942
107
Coca and Peruvian Indians 1932
109
Studying Coca Production in Peru 1936
112
The Wartime Experience
115
Peruvian Cocaine and the War Effort 1941
116
Cocaine Production in Peru 1942
117
Drug Control in Peru 1945
118
US Agents in Mexico 1941
120
Mexican Opium Production and Trafficking 1943
122
The Coca Habit in Peru 1952
146
The Problem of CocaLeaf Chewing 1953
150
A System of Controlled Legalization in the United States 1955
154
Interview with a Drug Dealer
160
Drugs and Security
167
Intensifying the USMexican War on Drugs 1960
169
Castros Cuba and Illicit Drug Traffic 1959
170
The Mexican Campaign against Growers 1962
172
Mexicos Antidrug Campaign in the 1970s
174
Drug Trafficking in Colombia 1980
193
Drugs in the Americas An Assessment
195
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the War on Drugs 1988
198
The Drug War in Colombia 1989
201
The Clinton Administrations Shift in Policy 1994
215
Operation Polar Cap
217
The Foreign Narcotics Policy of the United States since 1980
229
Suggested Readings
251
Suggested Films
261
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