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The Resource Smuggler nation : how illicit trade made America, Peter Andreas

Smuggler nation : how illicit trade made America, Peter Andreas

Label
Smuggler nation : how illicit trade made America
Title
Smuggler nation
Title remainder
how illicit trade made America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Andreas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • America is a smuggler nation. Our long history of illicit imports has ranged from West Indies molasses and Dutch gunpowder in the 18th century, to British industrial technologies and African slaves in the 19th century, to French condoms and Canadian booze in the early 20th century, to Mexican workers and Colombian cocaine in the modern era
  • 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
Summary
Presents the history of the United States from colonial times to today as a series of highly contentious battles over clandestine commerce
Writing style
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10151741
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Andreas, Peter
Dewey number
364.1/3360973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Smuggling
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how illicit trade made America
Label
Smuggler nation : how illicit trade made America, Peter Andreas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The golden age of illicit trade -- The smuggling road to revolution -- The smuggling war of independence -- Contraband and embargo busting in the new nation -- Traitorous traders and patriot pirates -- The illicit industrial revolution -- Bootleggers and fur traders in Indian country -- Illicit slavers and the perpetuation of the slave trade -- Blood cotton and blockade-runners -- Tariff evaders and enforcers -- Sex, smugglers, and purity crusaders -- Coming to America through the backdoor -- Rumrunners and prohibitionists -- America's century-long drug war -- Border wars and the underside of economic integration -- America and illicit globalization in the 21st century
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 454 pages
Isbn
9780199746880
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2012022990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781680677
  • ocn781680677
  • OCoLC
Label
Smuggler nation : how illicit trade made America, Peter Andreas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The golden age of illicit trade -- The smuggling road to revolution -- The smuggling war of independence -- Contraband and embargo busting in the new nation -- Traitorous traders and patriot pirates -- The illicit industrial revolution -- Bootleggers and fur traders in Indian country -- Illicit slavers and the perpetuation of the slave trade -- Blood cotton and blockade-runners -- Tariff evaders and enforcers -- Sex, smugglers, and purity crusaders -- Coming to America through the backdoor -- Rumrunners and prohibitionists -- America's century-long drug war -- Border wars and the underside of economic integration -- America and illicit globalization in the 21st century
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 454 pages
Isbn
9780199746880
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2012022990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781680677
  • ocn781680677
  • OCoLC

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