Smuggler Nation

How Illicit Trade Made America
Author(s): 
Andreas, Peter
ISBN: 
9780199746880
Date published: 
December 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£17.99

Smuggler Nation is the first book that retells the story of America and its foreign relations as a series of intense battles over illicit trade, from molasses and gunpowder in colonial times to drug trafficking and migrant smuggling today. As Andreas argues in this fascinating and provocative account, clandestine commerce - and campaigns to suppress it - has played a vital but too often overlooked role in America's birth, economic and political development, and emergence as a global power.