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Title:
Fur, fortune, and empire : the epic history of the fur trade in America
Author:
Dolin, Eric Jay.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xvii, 442 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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 death" -- Adieu to the French -- Americans oust the British -- pt. 3. 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.
ISBN:
9780393067101
Format :
Book