Alaska Anthology

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Alaska, with its Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut heritage, its century of Russian colonization, its peoples’ formidable struggles to wrest a living (or a fortune) from the North’s isolated and harsh environment, and its relatively recent achievement of statehood, has long captured the popular imagination. In An Alaska Anthology, twenty-five contemporary scholars explore the region’s pivotal events, significant themes, and major players, Native, Russian, Canadian, and American. The essays chosen for this anthology ...

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Alaska, with its Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut heritage, its century of Russian colonization, its peoples’ formidable struggles to wrest a living (or a fortune) from the North’s isolated and harsh environment, and its relatively recent achievement of statehood, has long captured the popular imagination. In An Alaska Anthology, twenty-five contemporary scholars explore the region’s pivotal events, significant themes, and major players, Native, Russian, Canadian, and American. The essays chosen for this anthology represent the very best writing on Alaska, giving great depth to our understanding and appreciation of its history from the days of Russian-American Company domination to the more recent threat of nuclear testing by the Atomic Energy Commission and the influence of oil money on inexperienced politicians. Readers may be familiar with an earlier anthology, Interpreting Alaska’s History, from which the present volume evolved to accommodate an explosion of research in the past decade. While a number of the original pieces were found to be irreplaceable, more than half of the essays are new. The result is a fresh perspective on the subject and an invaluable resource for students, teachers, and scholars.

University of Washington Press

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Twenty-five selected articles trace Alaska's history from the days of Russian-American Company domination to the more recent threat of nuclear testing by the Atomic Energy Commission and the influence of oil money on inexperienced politicians. About half of the articles were included in an earlier anthology, Interpreting Alaska's History (1989), and all have appeared in print elsewhere. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295974958
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,458,968
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionAlaska History: An OutlineFinding AmericaRussian Dependence on the Natives of AlaskaIvan Pan'kov: Architect of Aleut LiteracyAstor and Baranov: Partners in EmpireTwo Missions to AlaskaThe Sale of Alaska in the the Context of Russian American Relations in the 19th centuryAmerican Public Opinion and the Purchase of Russian America"Hemmed In:" Reactions in British Columbia to the Purchase of Russian AmericaThe Early Ministry of S. Hall Young, 1878-1888Female Native Teachers in Southeast Alaska: Sarah Dickinson, Tillie Paul, and Frances WillardChief Sesui and Lieutenant Herron: A Story of Who Controls the BaconControlling the Periphery: The Territorial Administration of the Yukon-Alaska, 1867-1959Gold Rushers North: A Census Study of the Yukon and Alaska Gold Rushes, 1896-1900Sourdough Radicalism: Labor and Socialism in Alaska, 1905-1920The Pacific Salmon Fisheries: A Study of Irrational ConservationAnthony J. Dimond and the Politics of IntegrityThe New Deal and Alaskan Natives, 1936-1945Governor Ernest Gruening's Struggle for Territorial Status: Personal or Political?The Realities of Strategic Plannings: The Decision to Build the Alaska HighwayJim Crow in Alaska: The Passage of the Alaska Equal Rights Act of 1945Economic Development and Indian Land Rights in Modern Alaska: The 1947 Tongass Timber ActThe Governor Who Opposed Statehood: The Legacy of Jay HammondProject Chariot: Alaskan Roots of EnvironmentalismCorruption: Alaska SizeThe End of Wilderness

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