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Author Cohen, Andrew Wender, 1968- author.

Title Contraband : smuggling and the birth of the American century / Andrew Wender Cohen.

Published New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  364.13360973 COHE    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-376) and index.
Contents The prince -- Republic -- Lazarus -- Slaves -- Blockade -- Expatriate -- The parsee -- Leviathan -- Deceivers -- Gilding -- Silk -- Flight -- Pride -- Luxury -- Expansion -- Transformation.
Summary An assessment of the role of smuggling in establishing American foreign relations traces the activities of illicit importer Charles L. Lawrence against the backdrop of the Civil War, changing views on patriotism, and Congressional tariffs on foreign luxuries.
Subject Smuggling -- United States -- History.
United States -- Commerce -- History.
ISBN 9780393065336 (hardcover)
0393065332 (hardcover)