Smuggling in Scandinavia, 17661806
'This innovative book reconceives smuggling not just as a national phenomenon but as both global and globalizing. At the same time, it shows how smugglers and smuggled commodities such as coffee profoundly influenced Nordic culture, politics, cultural mores, and even foreign policy.' Margaret R. Hunt, Professor of History, Uppsala University
Anna Knutsson graduated with a PhD in history at the European University Institute in 2019 after writing a thesis about smuggling in Sweden during the eighteenth century. Since then, she has taken up an international postdoctoral fellowship at Uppsala University, Cambridge University, and NTNU and is currently researching illegal trade and its impact on northern European peripheries.
1. Introduction 2. Trade in Conflict 3. Porous Borders 4. Racketeering Retailers 5. Consuming Contraband: Worsteds & Coffee 6. Smuggling and the Perpetual War 7. Conclusion