Why do the vast majority of heroin users live in cities? In his provocative history of heroin in the United States, Eric Schneider explains what is distinctively urban about this undisputed king of underworld drugs.

Heroin and the American City

Eric C. Schneider

2008 | 280 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $26.50
American History
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Requiem for the City

Ch. 1. New York and the Global Market
Ch. 2. Jazz Joints and Junk
Ch. 3. The Plague
Ch. 4. The Panic over Adolescent Heroin Use
Ch. 5. Ethnicity and the Market
Ch. 6. The Rising Tide
Ch. 7. Dealing with Dope
Ch. 8. Heroin Suburbanizes
Ch. 9. The War and the War at Home
Ch. 10. From the Golden Spike to the Glass Pipe

Conclusion: Heroin Markers Redux