"The Story of Uncle Sam the Pusher Man: The Story of How The US People Got Hooked on Morphine, Heroin and Methadone"

Title

"The Story of Uncle Sam the Pusher Man: The Story of How The US People Got Hooked on Morphine, Heroin and Methadone"

Subject

Drug Addiction

Description

The pamphlet explores the problem of drug addiction within the broader historical effort to profit off of addiction by corporate and governmental interests. The pamphlet states, "It is a history of the pain, greed, brutality and corruption that has gone hand in hand with the making of the United States into the largest and most powerful military and economic empire the world has ever known." Later, the pamphlet concludes, "The American drug epidemic is a product of American capitalism. In order to stop the product, it will be necessary to destroy the producer. When the American people create a social system dedicated to the elimination of human suffering, the problem of drug abuse will be solved."

Creator

Drug Research Project

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. late-1960s or early-1970s

Format

pamphlet

Original Format

paper

Citation

Drug Research Project, “"The Story of Uncle Sam the Pusher Man: The Story of How The US People Got Hooked on Morphine, Heroin and Methadone",” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 28, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/464.

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