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Smugglers of the West: Tales of Contraband and Criminals
     

Smugglers of the West: Tales of Contraband and Criminals

by Rosemary Neering
 

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Do you think the smuggling of drugs and people is a new phenomenon in Canada’s west? Think again! Between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries, many daring smugglers carried contraband goods and people into western Canada across the US–Canada border or into BC from Asia. Smugglers of the West tells the dramatic tales of the bold criminals who

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Do you think the smuggling of drugs and people is a new phenomenon in Canada’s west? Think again! Between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries, many daring smugglers carried contraband goods and people into western Canada across the US–Canada border or into BC from Asia. Smugglers of the West tells the dramatic tales of the bold criminals who smuggled Chinese immigrants, opium, liquor and a host of commodities ranging from wool to live animals to tobacco. Among them are Boss Harris, the shadowy kingpin whose opium-smuggling empire stretched from Victoria across North America, and King of the Smugglers Larry Kelly, who reputedly tied illegal Chinese immigrants to pig iron so they could be tossed overboard if American patrollers got too close. Rosemary Neering takes readers into a shadowy world where no item was too small and no risk too large for the men and women who carried goods and people clandestinely across the border.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926936000
Publisher:
Heritage House
Publication date:
12/15/2011
Series:
Amazing Stories
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
516 KB

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Meet the Author

Rosemary Neering is a Victoria-based writer, editor and photographer. She has published numerous articles in noted periodicals such as British Columbia Magazine, Canada's History Magazine, and Western Living. Rosemary also has over 40 book-length publications to her name, including A Traveller's Guide to Historic British Columbia and Down the Road. Her most recent publications include The Pig War , Smugglers of the West and British Columbia Bizarre. When Rosemary isn't travelling throughout BC looking for new stories, she enjoys time at home with her partner, Joe, and her cat.

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