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text Fur, fortune, and empire : the epic history of the fur trade in America

Summary

Traces the rise and fall of the American fur industry, beginning with Dutch traders in the early 1600s through the conservation movement in the late nineteenth century and explains how the animal skin trade damaged the lives of Native Americans.

Contents
pt. 1. Furs settle the New World -- "As fine a river as can be found" -- The precious beaver -- New Amsterdam rising -- "The Bible and the beaver" -- pt. 2. Clash of empires -- Competition, conflict, and chicanery -- "Many hounds are the hare's de... Read more
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xvii, 442 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Publisher
W.W. Norton & Co. 2010

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TADL-WOOD 381.45685 DOL in Adult Available

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