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What is contraband?

Contrabands (n) are goods prohibited by law or treaty from being imported or exported or an escaped slave during the Civil War who fled to or was taken behind Union lines. Xo, (MORE)

What is an example of contraband?

Examples would be cigars from Cuba, liquor transported during  Prohibition, illegal drugs transported from country to country or  between states.
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What is a Contraband camp?

During the American Civil War contraband camps were camps that held  runaway slaves. As a way to oppose the institution of slavery in  the South Union soldiers supplied refu (MORE)

Did smugglers keep the contraband in caves?

Rarely if ever. There are a lot of romantic myths about smugglers and the dreadful "wreckers", and this is almost certainly one of them. For one thing, sea-caves are not ever (MORE)

Why is contraband important?

Contraband is illegal to possess or sell. In international trade, contraband can devalue real goods not only by diluting the market, but also by distributing lower-quality goo (MORE)