"Everybody Must Get Stoned: The Origins of Modern Drug Culture in Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine
91 (Summer 1996): 132-55.
Annotations / Notes: In this excerpt from her 1996 book (Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America's Romance with Illegal Drugs ), Jonnes chronicles the proliferation of drug use and drug culture in post-World War II Baltimore. Drawing upon first-person interviews and reports by criminologists, she traces the shift from relatively small-scale associations with hipster culture concentrated on Pennsylvania Avenue in the early period to its dramatic expansion in the 1960s, characterized by the introduction of harder drugs, heightened criminal activity, and greatly extended usage-not only in larger sections of the African American community in the city, but in the predominantly white suburbs as well.