I offer courses in U.S. history and in medical,
social, and legal history at the University of North Florida. I have authored books on drug use and drug policy, both in American and world history; the special problems of frontier environments, both on the land and in the air; and, most recently, about the culture war that has roiled American politics since the 1960s. I am currently working on a book about pleasure and capitalism in the modern world.
I received a B.A. in English from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in History from Rice University.
Conference on behavioral and substance addictions, from compulsive overeating to marijuana.
Commentary on conference.
No Right Turn: Conservative Politics in a Liberal America
Sky as Frontier: Adventure, Aviation, and Empire
Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World
Dark Paradise: A History of Opiate Addiction in America
Violent Land: Single Men and Social Disorder from the Frontier to the Inner City
Addicts Who Survived: An Oral History of Narcotic Use in America
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