Assassin of youth : a kaleidoscopic history of Harry J. Anslinger's war on drugs /

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Main Author: Chasin, Alexandra, (Author)
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Language:English
Published:Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue
  • 1. The Trouble with Harry
  • Martha, The Last Passenger Pigeon, 1967
  • 2. In a Word
  • The Pharmacopoeia OF The United States of America, 1820
  • 3. The Square Last Mentioned
  • Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Deed, Hollidaysburg, Pa, 1849
  • 4. Maybe Born in Bern
  • Ship Manifest with Harry J. Anslinger's Father, 1882
  • 5. A Willing and Cheerful Obedience Thereto
  • Pennsylvania Railroad Company, "General Rules," 1857
  • Timetables, 1886-1891
  • 6. To Prohibit Vice Is Not Ordinarily Considered Within The Police Power of the State
  • Wasp Cartoon, 1888
  • Map of San Francisco, 1875
  • 7. Now Building at Altoona
  • Altoona Mirror, May 20, 1892
  • 8. In All Cases of Doubt or Uncertainty
  • Rules and Regulations For Schools, Altoona, 1894
  • 9. Alcohol Is A Poison
  • Washington and Lincoln Elementary Schools
  • Albert F. Blaisdell, The Child's Book Of Health, 1905
  • 10. The Narcotic Element is the Siren
  • Pennsylvania Railroad Company, "Signals," 1857
  • 11. Lotus Eaters
  • Whosoever: The Odyssey, Book IX, 1879-1882
  • The Grammar of the Lotus, Decorative Element, 1891
  • The Odyssey, Map, 1900
  • 12. The Education of Harry Anslinger
  • Harry J. Anslinger, Job Application, 1918
  • 13. Horseplay Turns to Tragedy
  • Shanghai Opium Commission Report, 1909
  • 14. A High-Priced Man: So Stupid That the Word "Percentage" Has No Meaning to Him
  • Frederick Winslow Taylor, Principles of Scientific Management, 1911
  • 15. Keystone State of Mind
  • Fatty Joins the Force, Keystone Kops Movie Poster, 1913
  • 16. The Harrison Act
  • The Harrison Act, 1914
  • 17. Becoming a Fed
  • Harry J. Anslinger, Job Application, 1918
  • 18. Only Words From Which There Is No Escape: Jin Fuey Moy
  • Jin Fuey Moy, 1898 And 1921
  • 19. Not One Minute Darkness
  • Harry J. Anslinger Travel Diary, July 1918
  • 20. Within The Words
  • Webb V. United States, 1919
  • 21. I Would Not Endeavor To Descrive
  • Harry J. Anslinger, Travel Diary, November 1918
  • 22. On The Basis Of Science
  • Narcotic Prescription Charts, In Traffic In Narcotic Drugs, 1919
  • 23. Human Wreckage: Wally Reid
  • Wallace Reid, 1922
  • 24. Lotus Eaters: In Dolce Far Niente
  • La Guaira-Caracas Railroad, 1924
  • 25. Under V. United States (1925), Or Vice Versa
  • "Health Talks By Dr. Charles 0. Linder," 1930
  • 26. A Set of False Teeth in Its Stomach
  • Harry J. Anslinger, "The Assignment, Or Infinite Echoes," 1916
  • 27. Prohibition as Substance:Putting the Bureau in Bureaucracy
  • Harry J. Anslinger, "Statement of Training And Experience," 1929
  • 28. The Federal Bureau of Politics: With Camel Hair Glued Over Them
  • Us Coast Guard and rumnmner, 1924
  • 29. A Plastic Palimpsest
  • SS Selma, 1915
  • 30. The Collected Stories of Harry J. Anslinger
  • "Assassin of Youth," American Magazine, 1937
  • 31. Funking The Necessary Immigrations
  • Map of East Harlem, The Sun, 1935
  • Map Of Chicago, In Frederic M. Thrasher, Gangland, 1926
  • 32. The Marijuana Tax Act
  • Anslinger's Gore Files, 1937
  • 33. The Unbridled Powers of a Czar
  • Saliva Test, Post Time, 1935
  • 34. Anslinger Nation, Or Double Agency
  • The Public Enemy, 1931
  • Bullets or Ballots, 1936
  • 35. Fiction Alone Has No Monopoly in This Field: Real Detective Stories
  • "New Orleans' Dope Secret," Startling Detective Adventures, 1938
  • 36. This Fellow Ought To Be the Figment of Somebody's Imagination
  • Federal Bureau of Narcotics Training School Curriculum, 1950s
  • 37. In Doctor Nation
  • Morphine Chart, 1938
  • 38. Spindoctrination
  • "Narcotic 'Don'ts' for the Physician"
  • 39. The World's Leading Authority
  • Harry J. Anslinger Photo, 1958
  • 40. The Oriental Communists Had a Twofold Purpose
  • "How Opium, a Jap Weapon, Perils the World," Sunday Mirror Magazine, 1945
  • 41. Lotus Eaters: 1953, or the Imponderabilia of Actual Life
  • "Drills and Drilling Operations" and "Rules," Shop Theory, 1942
  • M4FI4, 1960
  • The Grammar of the Lotus, Decorative Element, 1891
  • 42. Dr. John Blank
  • Prescription forms, Kansas, 1940s
  • 43. Chasing the Ghostwriters
  • John A. Williams, The Angry Ones, Cover, 1960
  • 44. Every Inch A Man
  • Harry J. Anslinger Residence, Hollidaysburg, PA
  • 45. Out with a Whimper
  • Harry J. Anslinger Grave, Hollidaysburg, PA
  • Epilogue
  • 46. Chasing the Ghost
  • Harry J. Anslinger, "Perspective of a Small City Place"
  • 47. Toward a Poetics of Drug Policy
  • Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon, 1914
  • Personal Letter From The Treasury Dept., 1985
  • 48. Lotus Eaters: Charadrius Dubius
  • The Grammar of the Lotus, Decorative Element, 1891
  • Las Marthas, 2014
  • Acknowledgments
  • Backlit By
  • Notes

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