Opium Slavery

Opium Slavery

Constant Wonder

Civil War & Opiate Addiction

Episode: Civil War & Opiate Addiction

  • Jan 7, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 36:10 mins

Opioid addiction is nothing new to our day—it was an issue during and after the Civil War too, when successful treatment was hampered by social norms about manliness and pain. Guest: Jonathan S. Jones, postdoctoral scholar in Civil War History at Penn State University and author of the upcoming “Opium Slavery: Veterans and Addiction in the American Civil War Era”