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Secret Trades, Porous Borders Smuggling and States along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915

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ISBN-10: 0300143303

ISBN-13: 9780300143300

Edition: 2009

Authors: Eric Tagliacozzo

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Over the course of the half century from 1865 to 1915, the British and Dutch delineated colonial spheres, in the process creating new frontiers. This book analyzes the development of these frontiers in Insular Southeast Asia as well as the accompanying smuggling activities of the opium traders, currency runners, and human traffickers who pierced such newly drawn borders with growing success. The book presents a history of the evolution of this 3000-km frontier, and then inquires into the smuggling of contraband: who smuggled and why, what routes were favored, and how effectively the British and Dutch were able to enforce their economic, moral, and political will. Examining the history of states and smugglers playing off one another within a hidden but powerful economy of forbidden cargoes, the book also offers new insights into the modern political economies of Southeast Asia.
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 1/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Eric Tagliacozzo is Professor of History at Cornell University.