Fur, Fortune, and Empire The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America

ISBN-10: 0393340023

ISBN-13: 9780393340020

Edition: 2011

Authors: Eric Jay Dolin

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Eric Jay Dolin is the author of Leviathan: The History of Whaling In America, which was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe, and also won the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History; andnbsp;Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America. He is also the author of When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail. A graduate of Brown, Yale, and MIT, where he received his Ph.D. in environmental policy, he lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.

Introduction
Furs Settle the New World
"As Fine a River as Can Be Found"
The Precious Beaver
New Amsterdam Rising
"The Bible and the Beaver"
Clash of Empires
Competition, Conflict, and Chicanery
"Many Hounds Are the Hare's Death"
Adieu to the French
Americans Oust the British
America Heads West
�A Perfect Golden Round of Profits"
Up the Missouri
Astoria
Mountain Men
Taos Trappers and Astor's Empire
Fall of the Beaver
The Last Robe
Epilogue: End of an Era
Notes
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Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Index
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