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Dark Paradise
By David T. Courtwright

Dark Paradise

A History of Opiate Addiction in America

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Dark Paradise by David T. Courtwright

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In this edition, David T. Courtwright offers an interpretation of a puzzling chapter in American social and medical history: the dramatic change in the pattern of opiate addiction-from respectable upper-class matrons to lower-class urban males, often with a criminal record. Challenging the prevailing view that the shift resulted from harsh new laws, Courtwright shows that the crucial role was played by the medical rather than the legal profession. This text tells the story not only from the standpoint of legal and medical sources, but also from the perspective of addicts themselves. With the addition of a new introduction and two new chapters on heroin addiction and treatment since 1940, Courtwright has updated this compelling work of social history for the present crisis of the Drug War.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674005853
ISBN-10: 0674005856
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Offering an overview of a half century of American politics, this book looks at the counterrevolutionary dreams of liberalism's enemies - to overturn people's reliance on expanding government, reverse the moral and sexual revolutions, and win the Culture War - and finds them largely unfulfilled.

Sky as Frontier by David T. Courtwright Sky as Frontier, Paperback (November 2004)

Aviation's frontier stage lasted a scant three decades, then vanished as flying became a settled experience. Sky as Frontier shows how commercial and military imperatives destroyed this pioneer world by routinizing flight.

Violent Land by David T. Courtwright Violent Land, Paperback (March 1998)

This work offers a diagnosis of the violence in American society - why it is so prevalent, and what and who are responible. The author takes a long view of his subject, developing the historical pattern of violence and disorder.

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Author Biography - David T. Courtwright

David T. Courtwright is John A. Delaney Presidential Professor at the University of North Florida.

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