Schedule

August 29: Introduction

September 3: Perspectives
Assignment:
Howard S. Becker, “Drugs: What Are They?” (2001)
Courtwright, David T. “Addiction and the Science of History: Addiction and History.” Addiction 107, no. 3 (March 2012): 486–92. (e-reserves)

September 5: The Big Three
Assignment:
Courtwright, Forces of Habit, Chapter 1 (e-reserves)

September 10: The Little Three
Assignment:
Courtwright, Forces of Habit, Chapter 2 (e-reserves)

September 12: A Nation of Drunkards
Assignment:
Rorabaugh, W. J. The Alcoholic Republic, an American Tradition, Chapter 1

September 17: A Good Creature
Assignment:
Rorabaugh, W. J. The Alcoholic Republic, an American Tradition, Chapter 2

September 19: The Anxieties of Their Condition
Assignment:
Rorabaugh, W. J. The Alcoholic Republic, an American Tradition, Chapter 5, Chapter 7
Prospectus Due

September 24: Origins of Narcotic Control I
Assignment:
David Musto The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control. Chapter 1-2 (e-reserves)
Lee, Anthony W. “In the Opium Den.” PMLA 125, no. 1 (2010): 172–76. (e-reserves)

September 26: Origins of Narcotic Control II
Assignment:
David Musto The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control. Chapter 3 (e-reserves)
Emily Remus, “Tippling Ladies and the Making of Consumer Culture: Gender and Public Space in Fin-de-Siècle Chicago,” Journal of American History 101, no. 3 (2014): 751-777 (e-reserves)

October 1: Hidden Epidemics
Assignment:
Courtwright, David T. “The Hidden Epidemic: Opiate Addiction and Cocaine Use in the South, 1860-1920.” The Journal of Southern History 49, no. 1 (1983): 57-72. (e-reserves)
Cooper HLF. “Medical theories of opiate addiction’s etiology and their relationship to addicts’ perceived social position in the United States: An historical analysis.” International Journal of Drug Policy. 2004. 15: 435-445. (e-reserves)
Musto, David F. “America’s First Cocaine Epidemic.” The Wilson Quarterly (1976-) 13, no. 3 (1989): 59-64.

October 3: Jazz and Junk
Assignment:
Schneider, Eric. Smack Heroin and the American City Chapter 2 (e-reserves)
Courtwright & Herman. Addicts who survived: an oral history of narcotic use in America, 1923-1965 Chapter 3. (e-reserves)

October 8: Midterm Review

October 10: MIDTERM EXAM

October 15: Fall Break

October 17: The Classic Era of Narcotic Control
Assignment:
Courtwright & Herman. Addicts who survived: an oral history of narcotic use in America, 1923-1965. Introduction. (e-reserves)

October 22: Iatrogenic Addictions-Second Wave?
Assignment:
Herzberg, Happy Pills in America, Introduction, Ch. 1 (e-reserves)

October 24: Iatrogenic Addictions-Second Wave?
Assignment:
Herzberg, Happy Pills in America, Ch. 2,4. (e-reserves)

October 29: Treatments
Assignment:
Courtwright & Herman. Addicts who survived: an oral history of narcotic use in America, 1923-1965 Chapter 12-14. (e-reserves)
Andrew Kolodny et al., “The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: A Public Health Approach to an Epidemic of Addiction,” Annual Review of Public Health 36 (2015): 559-574 (e-reserves)

October 31: Race and the War on Drugs I
Assignment:
Donna Murch, “Who’s to Blame for Mass Incarceration?” Boston Review (2015)
Michael J. Fortner, “Historical Method and the Noble Lie,” Boston Review (2015)
LD Moore, A. Elkavich (2008). Who’s Using and Who’s Doing Time. American Journal of Public Health, 98: 782-786.

November 5: Race and the War on Drugs II
Assignment:
Lassiter, Matthew D. “Impossible Criminals: The Suburban Imperatives of America’s War on Drugs.” Journal of American History 102, no. 1 (June 1, 2015): 126–40. (e-reserves)
Caroline Jean Acker, “How Crack Found A Niche in the Ghetto: The Historical Epidemiology of Drug-Related Harm,” Biosocieties 5, no. 1 (2010): 70-88

November 7: Grass Roots I
Assignment:
Dufton, Grass Roots, Intro-Chapter 1.
https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/07/14/201981025/the-mysterious-history-of-marijuana
Rough Draft Due

November 12: Grass Roots II
Assignment:
Dufton, Grass Roots, Chapter 2-6

November 14: Grass Roots III
Assignment:
Dufton, Grass Roots, Chapter 7-8

November 19: Grass Roots IV
Assignment:
Dufton, Grass Roots, Chapter 9-13

November 21: In Class Workshop

November 26: TBD (Flip Day)

November 28: THANKSGIVING BREAK

December 3: Blog Presentations

December 5: Blog Presentations

December 10: Final Review