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Andrea, Peter, Professor of Political Science
Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America
Author: Peter Andreas, Professor of Political Science
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pub. Date: June 2014; Subject: Academic: American History;
"Providing a sweeping narrative history from colonial times to the present, Smuggler Nation is the first book to retell the story of America--and of its engagement with its neighbors and the rest of the world--as a series of highly contentious battles over clandestine commerce. As Peter Andreas demonstrates in this provocative and fascinating account, smuggling has played a pivotal and too often overlooked role in America's birth, westward expansion, and economic development, while anti-smuggling campaigns have dramatically enhanced the federal government's policing powers. The great irony, Andreas tells us, is that a country that was born and grew up through smuggling is today the world's leading anti-smuggling crusader.”--publisher description
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