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Alcohol & Drugs in North America (call for contributors)

Call for Contributors


David M. Fahey (History, Miami University) and Jon Miller (English, University of Akron) are editing a two-volume reference work for ABC-CLIO. It will explore the history of the production, distribution, sale, and consumption of alcohol and other drugs in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The encyclopedia will include the history of temperance movement, the regulation of alcohol and drugs, and a broad range of private and public organizations addressing the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs. By "drugs" we mean unregulated, regulated, and (currently) illegal drugs. The study of the history of alcohol and drugs includes the cultural representation of their use and opposition to them, as well as commercial advertising. Many articles will be brief biographies (told from the perspective of alcohol, temperance, or drug history), business histories, or accounts of major legislation concerning the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Articles will vary in length from 4000 to 600 words, including brief bibliographies.

The editors invite contributions from senior and junior scholars, including graduate students, in all disciplines interested in alcohol, temperance, and drugs. Please see below for a list of planned entries. An asterisk means that an entry is not yet assigned. The editors welcome suggestions for additional entries.

All entries will credit the author. The encyclopedia will be published both as a printed book and as an e-book.

Although most contributors should not expect payment, contributors who publish an article or articles adding up to 4000 words will receive a modest honorarium. Details will be available when a prospective contributor offers to join the project. Please identify the entries desired and provide a brief CV; a paragraph or two should suffice.

David M. Fahey [email protected]

Jon Miller [email protected]

List of articles here

Posted by David Fahey on July 17, 2009 at 12:31 PM in Alcohol (general), Calls For Papers, Canada, Drugs (general), Mexico, United States | Permalink