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Border Contraband A History of Smuggling Across the Rio Grande

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ISBN-10: 1477310134

ISBN-13: 9781477310137

Edition: 2015

Authors: George T. D�az

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Winner, Jim Parish Award for Documentation and Publication of Local and Regional History, Webb County Heritage Foundation, 2015Present-day smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border is a professional, often violent, criminal activity. However, it is only the latest chapter in a history of illicit business dealings that stretches back to 1848, when attempts by Mexico and the United States to tax commerce across the Rio Grande upset local trade and caused popular resentment. Rather than acquiesce to what they regarded as arbitrary trade regulations, borderlanders continued to cross goods and accepted many forms of smuggling as just.In Border Contraband, George T. Díaz provides the first history…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 2/28/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 255
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

George T. D�az is Assistant Professor of History at Sam Houston State University.