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S. was a “dope fiend’s paradise” before passage of the federal Harrison Narcotics Act in 1914? What methods did city police use to target “cocaine fiends” in the absence of laws against cocaine possession? How does Spillane characterize the relationship between cocaine use and crime in the early twentieth century?
How did the social complexion of opiate and cocaine users change between the late nineteenth and early twentieth century? How do Courtwright and Spillane describe the two subsets of drug users? And what influence did this demographic shift have on public perceptions of drugs, drug users, and drug habits?