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1899

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5197 words.

While research on peyote accelerated in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany during the last decade of the nineteenth century, Mexican scientists remained largely ignorant of the...

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19

Gerda Lerner.

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

September 2004; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9465 words.

Weld and the sisters considered the outbreak of the Civil War inevitable. They no longer believed that slavery could be peacefully abolished. As lifelong pacifists, the Welds and Sarah...

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1909

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3171 words.

Even as some Americans saw in peyotism a fascinating and perhaps even salubrious Native American religion, others responded with a visceral disgust to what they saw as a degenerate and...

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1917

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 4794 words.

This chapter explores the first sustained efforts to enact a federal ban on peyote in the United States. Missionaries and Indian Agents began pressing for a ban in the late nineteenth...

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1918

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3126 words.

Chastened by how close a national ban of peyote came to passing in early 1918, the following October a group of Native American peyotists gathered in El Reno, Oklahoma, in order to found...

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1937

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 4266 words.

Histories of peyotism in the United States tend to treat it as deeply rooted and universally embraced in indigenous communities. This chapter reminds us that this was not always the case....

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1957

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7169 words.

After several decades in which scientists produced a slow trickle of scholarship on the potential uses of peyote/mescaline for mental health afflictions, in the 1950s this genre of...

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1958

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5098 words.

Around the same time that Salvador Roquet was investigating the use of hallucinogenic drugs in the sierra mazateca, the Mexican government undertook its first sustained efforts to implement...

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1960

Lars Schoultz.

in That Infernal Little Cuban Republic

April 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 14172 words.

This chapter discusses the race into space, and how the Soviet Union had won it via the Sputnik. When the United States placed a satellite in orbit two months later, a relieved Fulgencio...

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1964

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7729 words.

As the United States moved toward a ban on peyote during the 1960s, the courts were forced to confront the First Amendment claims of Native American peyotists. This chapter explores the...

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1971

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5223 words.

We return to Mexico in this chapter, exploring the particular fallout for the psychiatrist Salvador Roquet after peyote was outlawed in Mexico in 1971. This ban grew out of circumstances...

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1972

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8068 words.

The 1972 Vienna Convention on Psychotropic Drugs created frameworks both for an effort to control the international trade in psychedelic drugs and for an exemption for communities (imagined...

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1983

Doug Rossinow.

in The Reagan Era

February 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6888 words.

This chapter describes how the world was at the brink of nuclear war in 1983. Reagan was convinced that his confrontational foreign policy would pave the way for a strategic balance of...

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2

Gerda Lerner.

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

September 2004; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3668 words.

This chapter looks at the Grimké sisters' upbringing and family background. Sarah Moore Grimké was born in 1792 in Charleston, South Carolina. The world of Sarah Grimké's childhood was one...

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2011

Alexander S. Dawson.

in Peyote Effect

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6307 words.

This chapter turns to the white shamans. This is not a term of endearment, as it is often linked to notions of charlatanism, foolishness, and more lately, cultural appropriation. Beginning...

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3

Gerda Lerner.

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

September 2004; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3745 words.

This chapter describes the period in Sarah Grimké's life when she was preoccupied with caring for her little baby sister who she called her “precious Nina”. During this time Sarah came to...

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4

Gerda Lerner.

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

September 2004; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3110 words.

This chapter charts Sarah Grimké's late teenage years and her growing reputation for eccentric opinions and outspokenness. The chapter looks at the effects of Sarah's father's illness and...

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5

Gerda Lerner.

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

September 2004; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 4786 words.

This chapter describes the period immediately following the death of Sarah's father, John Faucheraud Grimké. His death had a profound effect on Sarah. Her sister, Angelina, was by now...

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6

Gerda Lerner.

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

September 2004; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6013 words.

This chapter turns to look at Angelina Grinké's childhood, which was relatively easy compared to Sarah's. Angelina's relationship to religion was much more tortuous than Sarah's had been....

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7

Gerda Lerner.

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina

September 2004; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7208 words.

Once Angelina Grimké had left the South, she felt relief at no longer being surrounded by slavery. In Philadelphia, she felt much freer and happier. This chapter looks at this next phase in...

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