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Published: 10 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027553-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2755-3
... A powerful anti-opium movement emerged, especially in Europe and Asia, during the late nineteenth century. Activists, many of them religiously motivated, criticized opium itself as well as the problems with opium sale and distribution to vulnerable populations. They often focused their efforts...
Book Chapter

By Anne L. Foster
Published: 10 November 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2755-3
... anti-opium movement missionaries colonialism medicine ...
Book Chapter

By Anne L. Foster
Published: 10 November 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2755-3
... missionaries colonialism anti-opium movement reform ...
Published: 10 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027553-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2755-3
...The Battle for Prohibition, 1870–1940 The anti-opium movement gained traction in the last decades of the nineteenth century. Religiously motivated reformers joined forces with medical professionals and politicians, all of whom had their own reasons for wanting to restrict narcotics...
Published: 10 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027553-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2755-3
... As concern about the negative effects of opium grew, officials and reformers proposed a variety of potential solutions including better control over sales, registration of users, restricting the amounts sold, and prohibition. This chapter explores the ways that anti-opium reformers settled...