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Furs and frontiers in the far north : the contest among native and foreign nations for the Bering Strait fur trade

Author: John R Bockstoce
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Series: Lamar series in western history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This comprehensive history of the native and maritime fur trade in Alaska during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is without precedent. The Bering Strait formed the nexus of the circumpolar fur trade in which Russians, British, Americans, and members of fifty native nations competed and cooperated. The desire to dominate the fur trade fed the European expansion into the most remote regions of Asia and
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Bockstoce
ISBN: 0300149212 9780300149210 9780300167993 0300167997
OCLC Number: 299281459
Description: xxii, 472 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Origins of the Fur Trade in the Bering Strait region --
1. The Opening of the Maritime Fur Trade at Bering Strait --
Trapping and Hunting for Marketable Furs --
The Russian Expansion toward Alaska --
Marketing the Furs --
The Russian-British Rivalry in Northern Alaska --
The Russians move north --
The British response --
Mikhailovsky Redoubt --
The Expeditions to Point Barrow --
Zagoskin's Expedition to the Yukon --
The British Expansion Northwestward --
Foreign Fleets reach Bering Strait --
The Search for Sir John Franklin --
Trading Activities from 1848 to the Sale of Russian America --
Chaos and Transformation in the latter Third of the Nineteenth Century --
The Last Decades of the Nineteenth Century --
End of the Century --
The Introduction of Firearms to the Eskimos of the Bering Strait Region.
Series Title: Lamar series in western history.
Responsibility: John R. Bockstoce ; foreword by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto.

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