Alaska: An American Colony

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University of Washington Press, 2002 - History - 372 pages
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Throughout "Alaska, an American Colony, " Haycox stresses the continuing involvement of Alaska Natives in the states economic, political, and social life and development. He also explores the power of myth in historical representations of Alaska and the controlling influence of national perceptions of the region.
  

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The title of Stephen Haycox' book is slightly misleading, as the first half of the work details imperial Russia's "discovery," exploration and exploitation of Alaska before selling the massive ... Read full review

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Just how important is Alaska to the rest of the United States, and what does it offer in the way of tangible assets? Was its purchase truly "Seward's Folly"? Haycox (history, Univ. of Alaska ... Read full review

Contents

1 Russian America an Introduction
37
2 Russian Eastward Expansion and the Kamchatka Expeditions
40
3 Exploitation and the Origins of the Contest for Sovereignty
53
4 Grigorii Shelikhov and the Russian American Company
71
5 Aleksandr Baranov
88
6 Russian America
115
7 The Sale of Russian America
147
PART TWO AMERICAN ALASKA
157
The Gold Rush and Progressive Reform
201
The Last Frontier
236
12 War and the Transition to Statehood
257
The Last Wilderness
273
Epilogue
313
Notes
319
Bibliography
343
INDEX
363

8 American Alaska an Introduction
159
The Alaska Purchase and the Politics of the Early Economy
170

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