BORDERLAND SMUGGLING Patriots, Loyalists, and Illicit Trade in the Northeast, 1783 - 1820 JOSHUA SMITH

BORDERLAND SMUGGLING
BORDERLAND SMUGGLING
Item# ISBN 0-8130-2986-4
$55.00

Passamaquoddy Bay lies between Maine and New Brunswick at the mouth of the St. Croix River. Most of it is within Canada, but the Maine town of Lubec lies at the bay's entrance. Rich in beaver pelts, fish, and timber, the area was a famous smuggling center after the American Revolution. Author Joshua Smith examines the reasons for smuggling in this area and how three conflicts in the early history of the republic - the 1809 Flour War, the War of 1812, and the 1820 Plaster War - reveal smuggling's relationship to crime, borderlands, and the transition from mercantilism to capitalism. University Press of Florida 2006 hardcover, 160 pages.