Feeding the Russian Fur Trade: Provisionment of the Okhotsk Seaboard and the Kamchatka Peninsula, 1639-1856

Feeding the Russian Fur Trade: Provisionment of the Okhotsk Seaboard and the Kamchatka Peninsula, 1639-1856

by James R. Gibson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299052348
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

James R. Gibson is professor emeritus of geography at York University. He is author of Otter Skins, Boston Ships, and China Goods: The Maritime Fur Trade of the Northwest Coast, 1785-1841 and The Lifeline of the Oregon Country: The Fraser-Columbia Brigade System, 1811-47.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. Perspective and Context

    1 Historical Background: Occupation and Exploitation of the Russian Far East

    2 Geographical Background: Physical and Cultural Setting of the Okhotsk Seaboard and the Kamchatka Peninsula

    3 The Problem of Provisionment

PART II. Overland-Oversea Provisionment

    4 Introduction

    5 Routes and Carriers

    6 Performance

    7 Transport Problems

    8 Reactions

PART III. Local Agriculture

    9 Introduction

    10 Agricultural Settlement

    11 Production

    12 Agricultural Problems

    13 Reactions

PART IV. Retrospect

    14 Summary and Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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