Alcohol and drugs play a significant role in society, regardless of socioeconomic class. This encyclopedia looks at the history of all drugs in North America, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, cannabis, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and even chocolate and caffeinated drinks.
David M. Fahey, PhD, is professor emeritus of history at Miami University, Oxford, OH. He is coeditor of ABC-CLIO's Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia. Fahey holds a doctorate in history from the University of Notre Dame. Jon S. Miller, PhD, is associate professor of English at The University of Akron, Akron, OH. His published works include entries for ABC-CLIO's Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia. Miller holds a doctorate in English from The University of Iowa.