rum-running


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rum-running

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(Historical Terms) the activity of smuggling illicit liquor
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Young bank robber Joe finds himself mixed up with the Irish and Italian mobs of Boston before he ultimately takes over the rum-running trade in Tampa on behalf of the Italian mob boss.
Some baymen played an indispensable role in rum-running, smuggling, via their bay houses, illegal booze from large cargo ships offshore to hotels from Brandt Point to Woodmere Bay.
After a few successful attempts at rum-running (remember this is the Prohibition era) he decides to use his engineering skills again and hops on a freighter for South America.
Moonshining became a profitable trade, bootlegging a dignified profession, rum-running a romantic calling.
Almost simultaneously, Flat Hammock Press has published half a dozen accounts of Prohibition rum-running, most of them reprints from the late '20s and '30s.
Bootlegging, rum-running, speakeasies, stories of men murdered by machine guns in turf wars, talking pictures, and infamous characters like Al Capone changed all that.
Crossing The Line: Mobsters And Rumrunners by journalist and broadcaster Gord Steinke is an entertaining account of the most famous exploits of rum-running mobsters who dealt in the illegal booze trade during the Prohibition era of the roaring 20's, written especially for lay readers.
In an area of research that is dominated by amateur histories of a particular favourite beverage, popular books on rum-running and prohibition, and baffled amusement at those crazy temperance reformers, academic historians have slowly built a solid foundation of excellent, multifaceted studies.
Has the chief who criticized his own people the ground to stand on when he used the genetic leftovers of the rum-running days to fight off the power hungry.
The award for brevity goes to Ernest Forbes, who explores in less than six pages the reorganization of the Maritime fishing industries for rum-running during prohibition.
After a few successful attempts at rum-running (remember, this is the Prohibition era), he decides to use his engineering skills again and hops on a freighter for South America.