National Affairs: Not So Bad

British estimates are that a quantity of liquor equal to about half of cne per cent of the amount consumed in the United States prior to prohibition will come here from the Bahamas in 1923 at the present rate of export. The Springfield Republican points an interesting parallel between rum smuggling and slave smuggling prior to the Civil War, which makes this figure seem rather insignificant. The importation of slaves to the United States was forbidden in 1808, but illicit trade continued over 50 years until the Civil War and the Declaration of...

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