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Imagining Anchorage : the making of America's northernmost metropolis

Author: James K Barnett; Ian C Hartman
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anchorage is an exceptional city. What was once a town site of tents is now the largest city in the state. It just celebrated its centenary in 2015, but it has seen inhabitants for millennia. It is an economic hub grown from railroads, gold, and oil. Yet it still retains its deep connection to the wilderness surrounding it. While there have been histories of the region, Imaging Anchorage is the most expansive and
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James K Barnett; Ian C Hartman
ISBN: 9781602233669 1602233667
OCLC Number: 1099797354
Notes: 40028714666
Description: xxi, 465 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Dene Cultural Ecology in Cook Inlet, Alaska since 1000 B. C. / Aron Crowell --
The Dena'ina: The Indigenous people of Anchorage / James A. Fall --
Native life in modern Anchorage: Making a metropolis, native style / William L. Iggiagruk Hensley and Gloria O'Neill --
Europeans Find Southern Alaska and Cook Inlet / James K. Barnett --
Imagining Alaska in North Pacific America: Cook and Vancouver's cartographic achievements / John Robson --
Bones of empire: The British Admiralty's search for the Northwest passage / I. S. MacLaren --
A prize for a seafaring people: Alaska in the world of the Russian Traders and British Mariners / Barry Gough --
Imagining Alaska in North Pacific America: The visual record, 1784-1835 / Robin Inglis --
Founders and partners: The shared history of the Alaska Railroad and Anchorage / James B. Blasingame --
Alaska's cradle of flight: A century of aviation in Anchorage / Gail Phillips --
Anchorage comes of age: Statehood and earthquake / Victor Fischer --
The unification of Anchorage's local government / Jane Angvik --
Governing Anchorage, the largest city in the last frontier / Judy Bittner --
Anchorage: Alaska's oil boom town / Tim Bradner --
Fields of dreamers: Baseball in Anchorage, Alaska / Katherine Ringsmuth --
The making of Modern Anchorage --
Anchorage rising: The meaning of a North Pacific City / Preston Jones --
Anchorage: Federal town extraordinaire, Stephen Haycox --
Haycock to Anchorage: Connecting the wartime landscape with stories from World War II Veteran Holger "Jorgy" Jorgensen / Holly Miowak Guise --
"A bonanza for blacks?" Limits and opportunities for African Americans in Southcentral Alaska / Ian C. Hartman --
The Anchorage mosaic: Racial and ethnic diversity in the Urban North / Chad R. Farrell
Responsibility: [edited by] James K. Barnett and Ian C. Hartman

Abstract:

Anchorage is an exceptional city. What was once a town site of tents is now the largest city in the state. It just celebrated its centenary in 2015, but it has seen inhabitants for millennia. It is an economic hub grown from railroads, gold, and oil. Yet it still retains its deep connection to the wilderness surrounding it. While there have been histories of the region, Imaging Anchorage is the most expansive and comprehensive take on the city. This book brings together twenty renowned contributors, from historians to long-time locals, to tell a piece of Anchorage's story. The essays move through four parts covering some of the major movements in Anchorage: the first people, the arrival of Europeans, the founding of Anchorage, and its transformation into a modern city. The chapters highlight topics such as indigenous history, exploration and early colonialism, the changing demographics of Southcentral Alaska, the rise of the oil industry, the of economic importance of Alaska Native Corporations, the civil rights movement in Alaska, and the role of the military through Anchorage's past and present. With over a hundred full-color images and photographs to accompany the essays, Imagining Anchorage is a fascinating and much-needed update to the history of this region"

An academic history of Anchorage and the Native People of the region"

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