Published by: The University of North Carolina Press. Uncovering a hidden and provocative chapter in the history of the drug trade, Paul Gootenberg traces the rise of one of Latin America's notable exports: cocaine. Gootenberg guides the reader through the history of cocaine, starting in the nineteenth century to present, as well as detailing the involvement of prominent and shadow actors who transform the formerly medicinal plant into an industrial trade commodity. Andean Cocaine provides a means to understanding not only the rise of cocaine, but also the effect its industry has had on the United States. Order this book from The University of North Carolina Press.