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By Paul Gootenberg

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

Gootenberg lines cocaine's historical past from its origins as a clinical commodity within the 19th century to its repression in the course of the early 20th century and its dramatic reemergence as a bootleg sturdy after global battle II. Connecting the tale of the drug's variations is a number of individuals, items, and tactics: Sigmund Freud, Coca-Cola, and Pablo Escobar all make appearances, exemplifying the worldwide affects that experience formed the background of cocaine. yet Gootenberg decenters the widespread tale to discover the jobs performed by way of hitherto imprecise yet important Andean actors as well--for instance, the Peruvian pharmacist who built the thoughts for refining cocaine on an business scale and the creators of the unique drug-smuggling networks that a long time later will be taken over by way of Colombian traffickers.

Andean Cocaine proves integral to realizing essentially the most vexing social dilemmas of the overdue twentieth-century Americas: the yank cocaine epidemic of the Eighties and, in its wake, the possible unending U.S. drug battle within the Andes.

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