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Habit Forming, Drug Addiction in America 1776-1914 from Oxford University Press was published December 2022. It is available in hardcover, paperback and eBook. Audio version coming February 2023. Advance praise: "Most US drug histories begin with Richard Nixon. Elizabeth Kelly Gray boldly begins hers with Benjamin Franklin. She brings fresh, unusual sources to bear on a story that runs from the Revolution to the 1914 Harrison Narcotic Act, from laudanum to heroin."
David Courtwright, author of The Age of Addiction

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Elizabeth Kelly Gray

Associate Professor of History

Towson University

egray [at]

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