drug prohibition, United States history, racial minorities, ethnic minorities, economic structure
This paper explores the origins of drug prohibition in the United States from a structural perspective. The primary locus ,son how certain economic conditions in U.S. history influenced attitudes toward racial and ethnic minorities during the 1800s and early 1900s. and indirectly affected the passage or prohibitory drug laws. The economic structure continues to Influence the current illegal drug market. Moreover, some consequences of legal and illegal drug use identify the impact of the economic structure on drug prohibition.
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Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 18(2): 127-138
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hoffmann, John P., "Ideology, Racism and Morality: Investigating the Structural Origins of Drug Prohibition" (1990). Faculty Publications. 5829.
Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology
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