U.S. History

"Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America"

Peter Andreas

About the Program

Peter Andreas talks about the long history of smuggling in the U.S., which, prior to the Revolutionary War, was driven by a desire to grow domestic industries and bypass paying import taxes to the British.  Today, the U.S. is the leading market in the world for illicitly traded goods, while at the same time being one of the leading voices for reform.  Prof. Andreas spoke at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.               

About the Authors

Peter Andreas

Peter Andreas is a professor of political science at Brown University.  He previously held positions at Harvard University and the Brookings Institution.  Prof. Andreas' books include "Blue Helmets and Black Markets" and "Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts."    


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"Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America"

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  • Saturday, March 2nd at 8am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 24th at 2pm (ET)
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