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The Resource Fur, fortune, and empire : the epic history of the fur trade in America, Eric Jay Dolin

Fur, fortune, and empire : the epic history of the fur trade in America, Eric Jay Dolin

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Fur, fortune, and empire : the epic history of the fur trade in America
Title
Fur, fortune, and empire
Title remainder
the epic history of the fur trade in America
Statement of responsibility
Eric Jay Dolin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For all of fur's contentious position in American culture today, historian Eric Jay Dolin shows its centrality in our nation's ever-surprising history. He argues that the trade in animal skins turned colonial America into a tumultuous frontier where global powers battled for control. From the seventeenth century right on up to the Gilded Age, the developed world's appetite for fur made the new continent, with its wealth of fur-bearing wildlife, a seemingly inexhaustible resource. The result was a major boost in the evolution of the colonies into a powerful new player on the world stage. Dolin sheds insight on the ways the fur trade created international tensions--in New England, the Great Lakes, and in the expanding West. Fur traders were often the first white men to map major rivers, forests, and mountains, then soon pushed Native Americans off their lands as John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company attempted to monopolize the West.--From publisher description
Summary
Beginning in the early 1600s, Dolin traces the dramatic rise and fall of the American fur trade, from the first Dutch encounters with the Indians to the conservation movement in the late nineteenth century. He shows how the fur trade sparked controversy, fostered economic competition, and fueled wars among European powers as North America became a battleground for colonization and imperial aspirations. The trade in beaver, buffalo, sea otter, and other furs spurred the exploration and the settlement of the vast American continent, while it alternately enriched and gravely damaged the lives of America's native peoples
Writing style
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
381/.456850973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E46
LC item number
.D65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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the epic history of the fur trade in America
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Fur, fortune, and empire : the epic history of the fur trade in America, Eric Jay Dolin
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-411) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Furs settle the New World. "As fine a river as can be found" ; The precious beaver ; New Amsterdam rising ; "The Bible and the beaver" -- Clash of empires. Competition, conflict, and chicanery ; "Many hounds are the hare's death" ; Adieu to the French ; Americans oust the British -- America heads West ; "A perfect golden round of profits" ; Up the Missouri ; Astoria ; Mountain men ; Taos trappers and Astor's empire ; Fall of the beaver ; The last robe -- End of an era
Control code
19879295
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 442 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393067101
Lccn
2010016212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)449865266
Label
Fur, fortune, and empire : the epic history of the fur trade in America, Eric Jay Dolin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Furs settle the New World. "As fine a river as can be found" ; The precious beaver ; New Amsterdam rising ; "The Bible and the beaver" -- Clash of empires. Competition, conflict, and chicanery ; "Many hounds are the hare's death" ; Adieu to the French ; Americans oust the British -- America heads West ; "A perfect golden round of profits" ; Up the Missouri ; Astoria ; Mountain men ; Taos trappers and Astor's empire ; Fall of the beaver ; The last robe -- End of an era
Control code
19879295
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 442 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393067101
Lccn
2010016212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)449865266

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