Contraband smuggling and the birth of the american century andrew wender cohen on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers how skirting the law once defined americas relation to the world in the frigid winter of 1875. Contraband smuggling and the birth of the american century author andrew wender cohen publisher new york ww norton company 2015 402p reviewer christopher p magra march 2017 current concern over who and what legally enters the united states has stimulated a lot of interest in the history of smuggling. Andrew wender cohen is a scruggs scholar and associate professor of history at syracuse universitys maxwell school of citizenship and public affairs his latest book is contraband smuggling and the birth of the american century ww norton company 2015 he is also the author of the racket. Since the revolution itself smuggling had tested the patriotism of the american people distrusting foreign goods congress instituted high tariffs on most imports protecting the nation was the custom house which waged a war on smuggling inspecting every traveler for illicitly imported silk opium tobacco sugar diamonds and art. Contraband smuggling and the birth of the american century by andrew wender cohen new york ny w w norton 2015 pp x 376 2795 with vignettes and notable characters ranging from congressmen pirates and a presidential assassin the author of this book spins a colorful story of smuggling intertwined in us history
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