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Contraband : smuggling and the birth of the American century

Author: Andrew Wender Cohen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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How skirting the law once defined America's relation to the world. In the frigid winter of 1875, Charles L. Lawrence made international headlines when he was arrested for smuggling silk worth $60 million into the United States. An intimate of Boss Tweed, gloriously dubbed "The Prince of Smugglers," and the head of a network spanning four continents and lasting half a decade, Lawrence scandalized a nation whose
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wender Cohen
ISBN: 9780393065336 0393065332
OCLC Number: 891610999
Description: 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The prince --
Republic --
Lazarus --
Slaves --
Blockade --
Expatriate --
The parsee --
Leviathan --
Deceivers --
Gilding --
Silk --
Flight --
Pride --
Luxury --
Expansion --
Transformation.
Responsibility: Andrew Wender Cohen.

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"[A] well-researched and well-written account of the underside of America's growth as an economic power." -- Publishers Weekly "Featuring a host of colorful characters, Contraband is a fascinating Read more...

 
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