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|Description:||xiii, 454 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||A nation of smugglers --
The Colonial Era. The golden age of illicit trade --
The smuggling road to revolution --
The smuggling war of independence. --
The EarlyRepublic. Contraband and embargo busting in the new nation --
Traitorous traders and patriotic pirates --
The illicit industrial revolution. --
Westward Expansion, Slavery, and the Civil War. Bootleggers and fur traders in Indian country --
Illicit slavers and the perpetuation of the slave trade --
Blood cotton and blockade runners. --
The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. Tariff evaders and enforcers --
Sex, smugglers, and purity crusaders --
Coming to America through the back door --
Rumrunners and prohibitionists. --
Into the Modern Age. America's century-long drug war --
Border wars and the underside of economic integration --
America and illicit globalization in the twenty-first century.
Far from being a new and unprecedented danger to America, the illicit underside of globalization is actually an old American tradition. As Andreas shows, it goes back not just years but centuries. And its impact has been decidedly double-edged, not only subverting but also empowering America.
The most impressive features of this book are its readability and its engagingly broad definition of smuggling across time and place ... much scholarly research has gone into its writing. Emma Hart,
- Smuggling -- United States -- History.
- United States -- Commerce -- History.
- United States -- Foreign economic relations.
- United States -- Economic conditions.
- Economic history.
- International economic relations.
- United States.
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