Jonathan JonesVirginia Military Institute
Researching the history of opioid addiction in the United States.
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Opioid addiction was far more common among white Civil War veterans than Black veterans, who lacked equitable access to opiates, a pattern that presaged the opioid underprescribing experienced by Black Americans in recent decades.
This article investigates opiate addiction among Civil War veterans. Although historians have long known that many veterans developed opiate addictions, previous scholarship has neglected the lived experience of addiction and its myriad consequences for veterans in their postwar lives. Drawing upon a sample of a hundred cases, this article argues t...
Excavating the Inner Worlds of Confederate Men - James J. Broomall Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-5198-9. - Volume 19 Issue 1 - Jonathan S. Jones
THE LONG ANTI-ALCOHOL MOVEMENT - W. J. Rorabaugh Prohibition: A Concise History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 144 pp. $18.95 (hardcover), ISBN 9780190689933. - Volume 18 Issue 1 - Jonathan S. Jones