Frigid Embrace: Politics, Economics, and Environment in Alaska

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Haycox (history, U. of Alaska, Anchorage) presents historical commentary on human culture in Alaska and how it has affected the natural environment there. He contends that most non-Native Alaskans (now 85% of the population) went there for the money, not because they loved the wilderness. The focus is on tensions between Native and non- Native people and between settlers and environmental protection. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: Alaska History and Opposition 1
Chapter 1 A Good American Town 19
Chapter 2 Pioneer Alaskans, Their Environment, and Alaska Natives 36
Chapter 3 At Any Cost: Pioneer Alaska and Economic Development 59
Chapter 4 Bonanza: Prudhoe Bay and ANCSA 83
Chapter 5 "Big Oil" ANCSA, and the Transformation 100
Chapter 6 Debacle: The Exxon Valdez, The Tongass Forest, and the ELF 134
Chapter 7 Dividend Alaska 149
Note on Sources 175
Index 177
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