THE NARCOTIC FARM: The Rise and Fall of America's First Prison for Drug Addicts
New York: Abrams, 2008. 8 x 10 1/4." Unpaginated. Inscribed by JP Olsen to "Peter-/I hope you /enjoy this, a /most unusual /American History./ Hardcover with pictorial dust jacket. Minor wear to DJ in upper left corner, else near fine. Internal text, near fine.
The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of Americaís First Prison for Drug Addicts documents the visual history of this unusual federal prison set up to find a cure for addiction. Featuring more than 150 photos and images, culled from more than two dozen federal, state and local archives, The Narcotic Farm includes accompanying text by filmmakers JP Olsen and Luke Walden and Dr. Nancy Campbell, an associate professor of the history of science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. No holdings in OCLC; 6 universities have a copy of the article that appeared in the journal ADDICTION, 103, no. 11 (2008).
Providing a wealth of revealing photographs and documents that reveal what it was like to be a junkie in the mid-twentieth century.