Contraband and Corruption in World HistoryeBook - 2010
In this lively book, Alan L. Karras traces the history of smuggling around the world and explores all aspects of this pervasive and enduring crime. Through a compelling set of cases drawn from a rich array of historical and contemporary sources, Karras shows how smuggling of every conceivable good has flourished in every place, at every time. Significantly, Karras draws a clear distinction between smugglers and their more popular criminal cousins, pirates, who operated in the open with a type of violencethat was nearly always shunned by smugglers. Explaining the divergence between the two grou.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2010.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 201 p.) : ill., maps.