George T. Díaz

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Border Policing

A History of Enforcement and Evasion in North America

University of Texas Press

An interdisciplinary group of borderlands scholars provide the first expansive comparative history of the way North American borders have been policed—and transgressed—over the past two centuries.

  • Publication year: 2020
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Border Contraband

A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande

University of Texas Press

In this first history of smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border, Díaz shows how illicit trade evolved from a common practice of ordinary people into a professional, often violent, criminal activity.

  • Publication year: 2015
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