History of the Opium Problem PDF ePub eBook

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History of the Opium Problem free pdf This is the first scholarly study in which the production, trade, and political effects of opium and its derivatives are shown over many centuries. Starting in the 16th century, slavery and opium became the two means with which the bodies and souls of men and women in the tropics were exploited in western imperialism and colonialism. The first waned with the abolition movement in the 19th century, but opium production and trade continued to spread, with the associated serious social and political effects. Around 1670 the Dutch introduced opium as a cash crop for mass production and distribution in India and Indonesia. China became the main target in the 19th century, and only succeeded in getting rid of the opium problem around 1950. Then it had already been transformed from an "Eastern" into a "Western" problem.

About Hans Derks

Hans Derks, historian and Doctor in the Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam (1986), was Senior Lecturer at the University of Utrecht and University of Surinam. He published about twenty books and numerous scholarly articles on European and Chinese history, the Second World War, and ancient Greek history, including Jew, Nomad or Pariah. Studies on Hannah Arendt's Choice (Aksant/Transactions, 2004).

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Author : Hans Derks
Publisher : Brill
Data Published : 01 April 2012
ISBN : 9004221581
EAN : 9789004221581
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 826 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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