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Elaine Carey: Doing Drugs in the Archive: Facts, Fictions, and Histories of Women Traffickers


Date:  Friday, September 9, 2016

Presenter:   Dr. Elaine Carey chairs the Department of History at St. John’s University in New York City. She is the author of Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime (UNM Press, 2014) and Plaza of Sacrifices: Gender, Power, and Terror in 1968 Mexico (UNM Press, 2005).

Description:  In this presentation, Elaine Carey will discuss the historical methods of researching women drug traffickers whose entire business practices and successes depended on anonymity. Beginning with the passage of the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914, men and women trafficked drugs in, through, and into the United States. For over a century, these nimble organizations easily responded to technological, criminological, cultural, and market shifts with greater sophistication.

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