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The Resource A savage empire : trappers, traders, tribes, and the wars that made America, Alan Axelrod

A savage empire : trappers, traders, tribes, and the wars that made America, Alan Axelrod

Label
A savage empire : trappers, traders, tribes, and the wars that made America
Title
A savage empire
Title remainder
trappers, traders, tribes, and the wars that made America
Statement of responsibility
Alan Axelrod
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A surprising and sweeping history that reveals the fur trade to be the driving force behind conquest, colonization, and revolution in early America. Combining the epic saga of Hampton Sides's Blood and Thunder with the natural history of Mark Kurlansky<U+2019>s Cod, popular historian Alan Axelrod reveals the astonishingly vital role a small animal<U+2014>the beaver<U+2014>played in the creation of our nation. The author masterfully relays a story often neglected by conventional histories: how lust for fur trade riches moved monarchs and men to launch expeditions of discovery, finance massive corporate enterprises, and wage war. Deftly weaving cultural and military narratives, the author chronicles how Spanish, Dutch, French, English, and Native American tribes created and betrayed alliances based on trapping and trade disputes, producing a surprisingly complex series of loyalties that endured throughout the Revolution and beyond
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Axelrod, Alan
Dewey number
381/.45685
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9944.N62
LC item number
A94 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fur trade
  • Fur trade
  • Fur traders
  • Fur traders
Label
A savage empire : trappers, traders, tribes, and the wars that made America, Alan Axelrod
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-307) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780312576561
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011026771
System control number
  • ocn707969593
  • (OCoLC)707969593
Label
A savage empire : trappers, traders, tribes, and the wars that made America, Alan Axelrod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-307) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780312576561
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011026771
System control number
  • ocn707969593
  • (OCoLC)707969593

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