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'The Secret Leprosy of Modern Days': Narcotic Addiction and Cultural Crisis in the United States, 1870-1920.

Hickman, T. A. (2007) 'The Secret Leprosy of Modern Days': Narcotic Addiction and Cultural Crisis in the United States, 1870-1920. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, Mass.. ISBN 978-1-55849-566-1

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Additional Information: This book is the culmination of a long-term project on the cultural history and theory of the concepts of addiction and of modernity. At the time of this submission, the book was too new to have generated any substantial reviews, but the University of Florida historian Joseph Spillane'who is widely published and is the leading historical expert on anti-cocaine policy'wrote in his review of Hickman's manuscript that 'Hickman is fully engaged with the existing historical record in a way that anyone who knows the territory would be pleased with ' [He] gets more out of his sources than anyone else in the field. His reading of DeQuincey and Ludlow is the best I've seen in print' he treats his sources as entirely fresh'most historians already think they know what they'll find, but Hickman dives in and comes up with nice bits no one knew were there! RAE_import_type : Authored book RAE_uoa_type : History
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 4133
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 04 Mar 2008 09:02
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 00:18
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/4133

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