Yukon: The Last Frontier
Covering vast distances in time and space, Yukon: The Last Frontier begins with the early Russian fur trade on the Aleutian Islands and closes with what Melody Webb calls 'the technological frontier'. Colourful and impeccably researched, her history of the Yukon Basin of Canada and Alaska shows how much and how little has changed there in the last two centuries. Successive waves of traders, trappers, miners, explorers, soldiers, missionaries, settlers, steamboat pilots, road builders, and aviators have come to the Yukon, bringing economic and social changes, but the immense land 'remains virtually untouched by permanent intrusions.'
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A Setting for Successive Frontiers
The Russian and English Frontiers
The Traders Frontier
Fortymile and Circle
The Explorers Frontier
The Klondike Frontier and Its Backwash
The Soldiers Frontier
The Missionarys and Settlers Frontier
Trails and Roads
The TwentiethCentury Miners Frontier
The Enduring Frontier
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JSTOR: The Last Frontier
Webb closes what is surely the finest regional study yet done on Alaska speculating that "because of the timeless quality of the Yukon, the last frontier ...
AFY - Histoire - François Xavier Mercier
Il a su gagner la confiance des commerçants indépendants et celle des Premières nations (M. WEBB, Yukon: The Last Frontier, p. 56-58. ). ...
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