The History of Drugs In Society

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3. Britain, China, & the Opium Trade (Opium as a Commodity Pt. 2, 1600s-1800s)

June 9, 2020

This episode, the second of two exploring opium as a commodity, focuses on the British role in the opium trade in the 1700-1800s and an overview of the market as we head into the 1900s. I focus on the expansion of the British in India, the Opium Wars, the opium trade overall, and how this sets the stage for prohibition. 

 

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