Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America

Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America

by Peter Andreas

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ISBN-13: 9780199360987
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 472
Sales rank: 1,251,862
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Peter Andreas is a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He was previously an Academy Scholar at Harvard University, a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellow on International Peace and Security. Andreas has written numerous books, published widely in scholarly journals and policy magazines, presented Congressional testimony, written op-eds for major newspapers, and provided frequent media commentary.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Nation of Smugglers

PART I. The Colonial Era
1. The Golden Age of Illicit Trade
2. The Smuggling Road to Revolution
3. The Smuggling War of Independence

PART II. The Early Republic
4. Contraband and Embargo Busting in the New Nation
5. Traitorous Traders and Patriot Pirates
6. The Illicit Industrial Revolution

PART III. Westward Expansion, Slavery, and the Civil War
7. Bootleggers and Fur Traders in Indian Country
8. Illicit Slavers and the Perpetuation of the Slave Trade
9. Blood Cotton and Blockade-Runners

PART IV. The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
10. Tariff Evaders and Enforcers
11. Sex, Smugglers, and Purity Crusaders
12. Coming to America Through the Backdoor
13. Rumrunners and Prohibitionists

PART V. Into the Modern Age
14. America's Century-long Drug War
15. Border Wars and the Underside of Economic Integration
16. America and Illicit Globalization in the 21st Century


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