Russians in Alaska: 1732-1867

Russians in Alaska: 1732-1867

by Lydia Black
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1889963054

ISBN-13: 9781889963051

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

Western imperial, and later Cold-War histories characterize Russian rule in Alaska as a time of unbridled exploitation and even enslavement of Native peoples. Black (U. of Alaska-Fairbanks) says in fact Russians never numbered more than 500, and were forbidden to settle permanently unless they married a Native man or women; and the military only arrived in the 1850s

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Western imperial, and later Cold-War histories characterize Russian rule in Alaska as a time of unbridled exploitation and even enslavement of Native peoples. Black (U. of Alaska-Fairbanks) says in fact Russians never numbered more than 500, and were forbidden to settle permanently unless they married a Native man or women; and the military only arrived in the 1850s to guard against the British during the Crimean War. Her account is chronological. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889963051
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
782,307
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List Of Illustrations....................viii
Acknowledgments....................xi
Introduction....................xiii
Chapter 1 A Long-Established Pattern....................1
Chapter 2 The Hand of Moscow....................15
Chapter 3 The Great Land-New Russia-Is Claimed....................39
Chapter 4 Toward the Unknown Islands....................59
Chapter 5 A Game for High Stakes: The Age of Catherine the Great, 1762-1796....................79
Chapter 6 The Empire Builders: P. S. Lebedev-Lastochkin and G. I. Shelikhov....................101
Chapter 7 Baranov Arrives....................121
Chapter 8 Baranov Takes Hold....................141
Chapter 9 Baranov Extends the Empire....................155
Chapter 10 Rezanov's Tour and Baranov's Final Years....................169
Chapter 11 After Baranov, 1818-1845....................191
Chapter 12 The Rise of the Creole Class....................209
Chapter 13 The Light of the Spirit: The Orthodox Church in Alaska....................223
Chapter 14 The Company Under the Three Charters: 1799-1862....................255
Chapter 15 And the Flag Was Ordered Down....................273
Bibliography....................291
Index....................315

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