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Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845

William J. Ashworth

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259212
eISBN:
9780191717918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This book traces the growth of customs and excise, and their integral role in shaping the framework of industrial England; including state power, technical advance, and the evolution of a consumer ... More


Economic Theorist as Commissioner of Customs

Ian Simpson Ross

in The Life of Adam Smith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288213
eISBN:
9780191596827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288212.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Smith's correspondence of this period of his life suggests that he believed that raising a revenue in a non‐discriminatory way did not gravely affect the tendency towards price equilibrium on which ... More


Merchants, Smugglers, and Pirates:: Multinational Clandestine Trade on the South China Coast, 1520–50

Robert J. Antony

in Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers: Violence and Clandestine Trade in the Greater China Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028115
eISBN:
9789882206915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028115.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the multinational clandestine trade among merchants, smugglers, and pirates in the South China coast during the period from 1520 to 1550. It argues against the widely-held ... More


Walter Scott’s Disloyal Smugglers

Ayşe Çelikkol

in Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199769001
eISBN:
9780199896943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769001.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter uncovers some of the earliest articulations of the tension between free trade and patriotism as it examines the novels of Walter Scott. Guy Mannering (1815) and Redgauntlet (1824) ... More


The Third Man

Danilo Mandić

in Gangsters and Other Statesmen: Mafias, Separatists, and Torn States in a Globalized World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691187884
eISBN:
9780691200057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691187884.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter traces host state, separatist movement, and mafia relations in Serbia and Georgia (1989–2012). Kosovo and South Ossetia are the most similar pair of separatist stories in the ex-Yugoslav ... More


Maritime Connections

Stephen Conway

in Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe in the Eighteenth Century: Similarities, Connections, Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199210855
eISBN:
9780191725111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210855.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins by exporing the European orientation of the Royal Navy and a great deal of British and Irish merchant shipping. The focus then turns to maritime towns and cities, where seafarers ... More


Boundary Breakers: Infiltrators, Smugglers, Spies

Hillel Cohen

in Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257672
eISBN:
9780520944886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257672.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Palestinian nationalists maintained that Arab refugees who were uprooted during the 1948 hostilities had the right to return to their homes. Infiltration was one of the most acute challenges faced by ... More


British Merchants, Private Interests and the Fostering of Free Trade in Chile, 1811–1831

Andrés Baeza Ruz

in Contacts, Collisions and Relationships: Britons and Chileans in the Independence era, 1806-1831

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941725
eISBN:
9781789623192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941725.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The final case study to be discussed is the role of the other British ‘non–state’ actors involved in Chile’s independence–era: merchants. The presence of merchants and traders of different ... More


An Officer in Cahoots with Pirates: Coastal Garrisons and Maritime Smuggling

Michael Szonyi

in The Art of Being Governed: Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197241
eISBN:
9781400888887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197241.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces the Jiang family, hereditary commanders of the garrison at Fuquan. At least one of their members was both an officer and also a smuggler and pirate. This story shows how ... More


Kingpin

Russell Crandall

in Drugs and Thugs: The History and Future of America's War on Drugs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300240344
eISBN:
9780300255874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300240344.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter introduces Colombia's sweet-smelling cannabis as an export-grade product that was abundant from the countryside to interior cities, such as Medellín, and became the global gold standard ... More


Enforcement, Aesthetics, and Revenue

Jonathan Eacott

in Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469622309
eISBN:
9781469623153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622309.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The regulations over India goods were contested by smugglers and consumers but generally enforced through policing and the vigorous efforts of merchants and the East India Company to encourage Indian ... More


Risky Border Crossings

Jason De León

in Illegal Encounters: The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479887798
eISBN:
9781479860418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479887798.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

De León provides a critique of “Prevention through Deterrence,” the federal border enforcement policy that encourages migrants to cross in areas characterized by extreme environmental conditions and ... More


Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161343
eISBN:
9780231535564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161343.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Located on the left bank of the Chao Phya River, Thailand's capital, Krungthep, known as Bangkok to Westerners and “the City of Angels” to Thais, has been home to smugglers and adventurers since the ... More


The interwar period

Stephen Snelders

in Drug smuggler nation: Narcotics and the Netherlands, 1920-1995

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526151391
eISBN:
9781526161093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526151407.00006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introduction of the drug regulatory regime in the Netherlands was necessitated by the needs of the country to participate fully in the international community of nations dominated by the Allied ... More


Pirates as Providers

Kathleen Deagan

in Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061580
eISBN:
9780813051246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061580.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Pirates, smugglers, and contrabandistas were an active and regular force in the circum-Caribbean region during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Although annoying to officials, the illicit ... More


Surfers, Scammers, and the Counterculture

Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter

in Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161343
eISBN:
9780231535564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161343.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes in detail the reasons why many in the American baby boomer generation turned to a rebellious, drug-based lifestyle despite their stable upbringing. The Vietnam War played a ... More


The Gold Rush

Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter

in Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161343
eISBN:
9780231535564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161343.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses tensions arising between the marijuana smugglers during the mid-1970s, when participants in a smuggling ring have since shifted away from a harmonious, hippie-style ... More


Multitons and Mother Ships

Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter

in Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161343
eISBN:
9780231535564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161343.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the larger scale operations for transferring cargoes of Thai sticks onto American soil, as well as the law enforcement efforts to stop the maritime deliveries of multitons into ... More


Victims, Villains and Saviours

Ala Sirriyeh

in The Politics of Compassion: Immigration and Asylum Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781529200423
eISBN:
9781529200447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200423.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how the governments of Australia, the UK and the United States have co-opted discourses of compassion for ‘deserving’ immigrants and refugees to justify the enactment of violent ... More


Traversing the Line: Border Crossers and Alien Smugglers

in Making the Chinese Mexican: Global Migration, Localism, and Exclusion in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778145
eISBN:
9780804783712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778145.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses inconsistencies of border enforcement at the southern U.S. border and the way in which Chinese smugglers blazed illegal pathways across the Arizona and California lines. The ... More


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