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A Thousand Thirsty Beaches

Lisa Lindquist Dorr


Lisa Lindquist Dorr tells the story of the vast smuggling network that brought high-end distilled spirits and, eventually, other cargoes (including undocumented immigrants) from Great Britain and Europe through Cuba to the United States between 1920 and the end of Prohibition. Because of their proximity to liquor-exporting islands, the numerous beaches along the southern coast presented ideal landing points for smugglers and distribution points for their supply networks. From the warehouses of liquor wholesalers in Havana to the decks of rum runners to transportation networks heading northward ... More

Keywords: Alcohol, Smuggling, Prohibition, Cuba, South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469643274
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643274.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Lindquist Dorr, author