The opium monopoly by ellen n la motte author of backwash of war peking dust civilization etc the macmillan company 1920. The opium monopoly classic reprint la motte on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers far east in 1916 like most a mericans we had vaguely heard of this trade and had still vaguer recollections of a war between great britain and china. The opium monopoly has 3 ratings and 1 review sarah said this is sort of a strange book it examines growth and distribution of opium noting that engl. Dear internet archive supporter i ask only once a year please help the internet archive today most cant afford to give but we hope you can the average donation is 45 if everyone chips in 5 we can end this fundraiser today right now a generous supporter will match your donation so you can double your impact the opium monopoly . Page 65 the habit was indulged in by the dutch in java and by them taken to formosa whence it spread to amoy and the mainland generally there is no record to show when opium was first smoked by itself but it is thought to have originated about the end of the eighteenth century
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