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The Resource Furs and frontiers in the far north : the contest among native and foreign nations for the Bering Strait fur trade, John R. Bockstoce ; foreword by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Furs and frontiers in the far north : the contest among native and foreign nations for the Bering Strait fur trade, John R. Bockstoce ; foreword by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Label
Furs and frontiers in the far north : the contest among native and foreign nations for the Bering Strait fur trade
Title
Furs and frontiers in the far north
Title remainder
the contest among native and foreign nations for the Bering Strait fur trade
Statement of responsibility
John R. Bockstoce ; foreword by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 America and was an agent of massive change in these regions. Award-winning author John R. Bockstoce fills a major gap in the historiography of the area in covering the scientific, commercial, and foreign-relations implications of the northern fur trade. In addition, the book provides rare insight into the relationship between the Western powers and the Native Americans who provided them with fur, ivory, and whalebone in exchange for manufactured goods, tobacco, tea, alcohol, and hundreds of other things. But this is also the story of the enterprising individuals who energized the Alaskan fur trade and, in doing so, forever altered the region?s history
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bockstoce, John R
Dewey number
911/.1645109034
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F951
LC item number
.B63 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Lamar series in western history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fur trade
  • Merchants
  • Eskimos
  • Russians
  • British
  • Bering Strait Region
  • Alaska
  • Russia
  • Alaska
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY
  • British
  • Commerce
  • Eskimos
  • Fur trade
  • Merchants
  • Russians
  • Alaska
  • Great Britain
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Russia
Label
Furs and frontiers in the far north : the contest among native and foreign nations for the Bering Strait fur trade, John R. Bockstoce ; foreword by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes chronology, glossary, notes, bibliographical references (pages 411-446), and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The origins of the fur trade in the Bering Strait region ; The opening of the maritime fur trade at Bering Strait -- Trapping and hunting for marketable furs -- The Russian expansion toward Alaska -- Marketing the furs -- Part 2. 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 -- Part 3. 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 -- Appendix: The introduction of firearms to the Eskimos of the Bering Strait region
Control code
646846932
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 472 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300154900
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 235178
  • 22573/ctt11454g
  • 07b00221-884b-4dbb-95de-d2d7c3a67dee
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646846932
Label
Furs and frontiers in the far north : the contest among native and foreign nations for the Bering Strait fur trade, John R. Bockstoce ; foreword by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes chronology, glossary, notes, bibliographical references (pages 411-446), and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The origins of the fur trade in the Bering Strait region ; The opening of the maritime fur trade at Bering Strait -- Trapping and hunting for marketable furs -- The Russian expansion toward Alaska -- Marketing the furs -- Part 2. 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 -- Part 3. 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 -- Appendix: The introduction of firearms to the Eskimos of the Bering Strait region
Control code
646846932
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 472 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300154900
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 235178
  • 22573/ctt11454g
  • 07b00221-884b-4dbb-95de-d2d7c3a67dee
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646846932

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