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The Opium trail: heroin and imperialism

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Essay topics include opium consumption in nineteenth and twentieth century America; police officers’ involvement in heroin pushing in Harlem; the use of heroin by political authorities in African American ghettos; women heroin addicts; heroin use by U.S. soldiers in Vietnam, including personal narratives by veterans and their court testimony; imperialist powers’ use of opium in China to render the population subservient; contemporary smuggling routes though southeast Asia; methadone treatment; political action in the U.S. against the conditions that create addiction.
Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1972
Place: Boston, Mass.
Publisher: New England Free Press
Edition: Second edition.
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll Opium T73 1972
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States
Drug addiction -- United States
Drug control -- New York (State) -- New York
Drug traffic -- Political aspects -- History. -- Asia
Drug traffic -- United States
Drug traffic -- Vietnam
Heroin -- Asia, Southeastern
Heroin -- Physiological effect
Heroin -- Psychological aspects
Heroin abuse -- Treatment -- History -- United States
Heroin abuse -- History -- United States
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- History -- China
Methadone abuse -- United States
Opium abuse -- History -- Great Britain
Opium abuse -- History -- United States
Opium trade -- History -- Asia
Prostitution -- United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans
China -- History -- Foreign intervention, 1857-1861
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century.
Personal narratives
Statement of responsibility: [written collectively by a study group supported by the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars].
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 84)
Acquisition: Purchase ; Lorne Blair rare books ; December 2013 ; 008740
Physical Description
Extent: [2] 84, [2] pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 23827097
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20488463
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d25c95e0-634d-0135-c7b5-2720b05a92fb
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