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Border contraband : a history of smuggling across the Rio Grande

Author: George T Diaz
Publisher: Austin, Texas : University of Texas Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Inter-America series.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Diaz, George T., 1980-
Border contraband.
Austin : University of Texas Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014011403
(OCoLC)875404172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George T Diaz
ISBN: 9780292761070 0292761074
OCLC Number: 903955179
Language Note: Appendix of songs in Spanish, with English translations.
Awards: Winner of Jim Parish Award for Documentation and Publication of Local and Regional History, Webb County Heritage Foundation 2015 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 241 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Part I. Taxing trade. Creating a contrabandista community, 1848-1881 --
Rails, trade, and traffickers, 1881-1910 --
Part II. Prohibiting criminal consumption. Smugglers in dangerous times: revolution and war, 1910-1919 --
Narcotics and prohibition, 1914-1945 --
Smugglers and seditionists: states confront illicit traders, 1920-1945.
Series Title: Inter-America series.
Responsibility: George T. Diaz.

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"In this insightful and concisely written book, George Diaz shows for how much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries illicit smuggling played a central role in the daily lives of border people." Read more...

 
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