Addiction in Early America

Panelists talked about how different social groups used and abused laudanum, opium, and alcohol in the 19th century. They said… read more

Panelists talked about how different social groups used and abused laudanum, opium, and alcohol in the 19th century. They said alcoholism was primarily a male problem, while thousands of women were addicted to laudanum. The panel also talked about how these addictions were treated and perceived across race, gender, and social class. This discussion was part of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic conference in Philadelphia. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Diana L. Ahmad Associate Professor Missouri University of Science and Technology->History and Political Science Department
  • Thomas Augst Associate Professor New York University->English Department
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Addiction in Early America

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Program ID:
320527-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Aug 16, 2014
Last Aired:
Sep 2, 2014

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  • Aug 16, 2014 | 2:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2014 | 2:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 01, 2014 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 02, 2014 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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