Rumrunners

Rumrunners

The Smugglers From St. Pierre and Miquelon and the Burin Peninsula From Prohibition to Present Day

eBook - 2009
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Rumrunners is a history of the smuggling trade between the French Island colonies of St. Pierre and Miquelon and the United States, the Bahamas, and Newfoundland. The distribution of contraband alcohol has always been an element of the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. However, with the advent of the American Prohibition era (1919-1933), the French Islands' illegal practice took on worldwide proportions. This book details the rise and fall of the bootlegging industry in Atlantic waters, the efforts made by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to curb these criminal activities, and the evolution of laws from the Prohibition era to present day that have brought the trade to a virtual standstill.
Publisher: [United States] : Flanker Press : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
ISBN: 1771170573
9781771170574
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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