Download e-book for iPad: Alcohol and Opium in the Old West: Use, Abuse and Influence by Jeremy Agnew

By Jeremy Agnew

ISBN-10: 078647629X

ISBN-13: 9780786476299

This e-book explores the position and impact of drink and medicine (primarily opium) within the outdated West, which for this publication is taken into account to be the United States west of the Mississippi from the California gold rush of the 1840s to the ultimate of the Western Frontier in approximately 1900. this era used to be the 1st time in American background that heavy consuming and drug abuse grew to become a tremendous social concern.
consuming was once thought of to be an authorized pursuit for males on the time. Smoking opium was once thought of to be deviant and linked to teams at the fringes of mainstream society, yet opium use and habit by way of ladies used to be typical. This e-book provides the history of either ingredients and the way their use unfold around the West, initially for medicinal purposes—but how overuse and abuse resulted in the Temperance circulate and at last to nationwide Prohibition. This publication studies the ancient truth of alcohol and opium use within the previous West with no bias.

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