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Russian America : the great Alaskan venture, 1741-1867.

Author: Hector Chevigny
Publisher: Cresset Press, 1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It will no doubt suprise many people - Americans included - to learn that the land, now called Alaska, was discovered by the Russians in 1741, and up to 1867 it was known as Russian America. The early settlement by the Russians of what is now America's forty-ninth state has left a definite mark on this vast territory of the northwest. Hector Chevigny's full-scale account of theis phase of American history, base upon  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hector Chevigny
OCLC Number: 59005208
Notes: Originally published Viking P., 1965.
Description: 274 pages, 22 cm
Contents: Foreword --
The beginnings --
Columbus despite himself --
The new salts --
The man who would own America --
Saint Petersburg takes command --
A man of no station --
Prince of the Promyshlenniki --
Kremlin on the Pacific --
The tradegy of Anna Petrovna --
Second wind --
Accolade --
God save the Tsar --
The flowering --
THe old score with China --
The sale --
The uprooting --
On the scouces --
Index.

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It will no doubt suprise many people - Americans included - to learn that the land, now called Alaska, was discovered by the Russians in 1741, and up to 1867 it was known as Russian America. The early settlement by the Russians of what is now America's forty-ninth state has left a definite mark on this vast territory of the northwest. Hector Chevigny's full-scale account of theis phase of American history, base upon fresh material found in recent years, ia a brilliant and exciting record of adventure and expansion. . Cover.

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