Coca Production and Use in the Andes Term Paper by KillerT

Coca Production and Use in the Andes
An in-depth analysis of the uses and production of the plant, Erythroxylum coca.
# 91483 | 4,750 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper is about the history of coca production in the Andes and other parts of Latin America. The paper focuses on the ancient era, the time after the Spanish Conquest, and the introduction of cocaine to Europe and North America. The paper also discusses the uses of the plant, Erythroxylum coca, how it is cultivated and how its use has changed over time.

From the Paper:

"The plant Erythroxylum coca is one of the most influential and important plants in the history of South America and the world. From the time of its first use by man up to the modern day it has played an important role in Andean Culture. It has been widely cultivated and used for a variety of legal and illegal purposes."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Streatfield, Dominic. Cocaine: An Unauthorized Biography. Great Britain. Thomas Dunne Books, 2001.
  • Volkow, Nora D. and Swann, Allen C. Cocaine in the Brain. New Brunswick and London. Rutgers University Press, 1990.
  • Flynn, John C. Cocaine. United States. Carol Publishing Group, 1991.
  • Kennedy, Joseph. Coca Exotica: the Illustrated Story of Cocaine. New York. Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 1985

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