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Bradley J. Borougerdi is associate professor of history at Tarrant County College.
Introduction: Constructed Cannabis Cultures
Chapter 1: The Cultural Botany of Cannabis
Chapter 2: Cannabis in History: A Triple Purpose Plant
Chapter 3: The Ties that Bind: Cannabis Fiber and the Atlantic World
Chapter 4: Reorienting Empire and Transforming Perceptions of Cannabis in the Atlantic World
Chapter 5: "At Once a Curse and a Blessing": The Transatlantic Transformations of "Oriental" Cannabis
Chapter 6: From Rope to Dope: The Indian Hemp Drug Commission and its Transatlantic Aftermath
Chapter 7: Shifting Cultural Consumption Patterns of Cannabis in U.S. Transatlantic History
Conclusion: Refashioning Meaning
Bradley J. Borougerdi offers a sweeping history that examines the greatly varying meanings cannabis has had in the Atlantic World. The plant has been a vital naval store, an economic staple, an exotic intoxicant, and a narcotic scourge. Borougerdi traces the social and economic processes that produced these meanings through his study of a wide range of historic documents. Cannabis has for centuries shaped societies around the Atlantic; this book argues that very old ideas still shape present attitudes about the plant.
— Chris Duvall, University of New Mexico