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Emperors of Dreams: Drugs in the Nineteenth CenturyDedalus Books, 2011

Exploration of how the age of Empire and Victorian values was awash with legal narcotics, stimulants and psychedelics — tracing their progress through the rapidly evolving worlds of science and colonial expansion, the demi-mondes of popular subculture and literary bohemia, and the rising tide of temperance and prohibition. Revised, updated and with new material added, this is the 2nd edition of Jay's classic.

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