Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915 by Eric Tagliacozzo - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Over the course of the half century from 1865 to 1915, the British and Dutch delineated colonial spheres, in the process...

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Details of Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915

Exact title of the book
Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915
Book author
Eric Tagliacozzo
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
454 pages
Language
English
Published
August 11th 2005 by Yale University Press
File size (in PDF)
1816 kB
Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915

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Over the course of the half century from 1865 to 1915, the British and Dutch delineated colonial spheres, in the process creating new frontiers. This book analyzes the development of these frontiers in Insular Southeast Asia as well as the accompanying smuggling activities of the opium traders, currency runners, and human traffickers who pierced such newly drawn borders with growing success. The book presents a history of the evolution of this 3000-km frontier, and then inquires into the smuggling of contraband: who smuggled and why, what routes were favored, and how effectively the British and Dutch were able to enforce their economic, moral, and political will.

Examining the history of states and smugglers playing off one another within a hidden but powerful economy of forbidden cargoes, the book also offers new insights into the modern political economies of Southeast Asia.