Paul Gootenberg: “The “Pre-Colombian" Era of Drug Trafficking in the Americas: The Transnational Origins of Illicit Cocaine Flows, 1945-73.”
PAUL GOOTENBERG, Professor of History at Stony Brook University, and noted author of ANDEAN COCAINE: THE MAKING OF A GLOBAL DRUG (UNC Press, 2009) will discuss a dramatic chapter in the transnational history of global flows: the invention of illicit cocaine. The sudden emergence of shifting drug trafficking centers and innovating trafficker diasporas from South America to the United States, from 1947- 1973, followed a surprising logic of the U.S.-exported Cold War and repressive drug policies–leaving, in its wake, one of the largest and most notorious commodity booms of world history.
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