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Title:
Contraband : smuggling and the birth of the American century
Author:
Cohen, Andrew Wender, 1968- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Physical Description:
402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Language:
English
Contents:
The prince -- Republic -- Lazarus -- Slaves -- Blockade -- Expatriate -- The parsee -- Leviathan -- Deceivers -- Gilding -- Silk -- Flight -- Pride -- Luxury -- Expansion -- Transformation.
ISBN:
9780393065336
Format :
Book