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By Paul Gootenberg

Illuminating a hidden and engaging bankruptcy within the historical past of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the increase of 1 of the main surprising and now unlawful Latin American exports: cocaine.

Gootenberg lines cocaine's historical past from its origins as a scientific commodity within the 19th century to its repression in the course of the early 20th century and its dramatic reemergence as a bootleg solid after global battle II. Connecting the tale of the drug's changes is a bunch of individuals, items, and techniques: Sigmund Freud, Coca-Cola, and Pablo Escobar all make appearances, exemplifying the worldwide affects that experience formed the heritage of cocaine. yet Gootenberg decenters the widespread tale to discover the jobs performed through hitherto vague yet very important Andean actors as well--for instance, the Peruvian pharmacist who constructed the recommendations for refining cocaine on an commercial scale and the creators of the unique drug-smuggling networks that a long time later will be taken over through Colombian traffickers.

Andean Cocaine proves crucial to knowing some of the most vexing social dilemmas of the overdue twentieth-century Americas: the yankee cocaine epidemic of the Eighties and, in its wake, the probably never-ending U.S. drug struggle within the Andes.

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