Maine's early nineteenth-century smugglers also capture the attention of Joshua Smith. In his study of the events surrounding the Isle au Haut murder of a customhouse officer with the improbable name of Lazaro Bogdomovitch, Smith finds, like Alan Taylor, that Maine communities both overtly and covertly resisted the imposition of laws inimical to their economic well-being. Joshua Smith is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine, where he is completing a dissertation entitled The Rogues of Quoddy: Smuggling in the Maine-New Brunswick Borderlands, 1783-1820.
Smith, Joshua. "Murder on Isle Au Haut: Violence and Jefferson’s Embargo in Coastal Maine, 1807-1809." Maine History 39, 1 (2000): 16-39. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol39/iss1/3