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The Fur Farms of Alaska: Two Centuries of History and a Forgotten Stampede (Paperback)
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The Fur Farms of Alaska: Two Centuries of History and a Forgotten Stampede (Paperback)

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Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 16/11/2012
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After its rudimentary beginning in 1749, fur farming in Alaska rose and fell for two centuries. It thrived during the 1890s and again in the 1920s, when rising fur prices caused a stampede for land and breed stock and led to hundreds of farms being started in Alaska within a few years. The Great Depression, and later the development of warm, durable, and lightweight synthetic materials during World War II, brought further decline and eventual failure to the industry as the postwar economy of Alaska turned to defense and later to oil. "The Fur Farms of Alaska" brings this history to life by capturing the remarkable stories of the men and women who made fur their livelihood.

Publisher: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 9781602231719
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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""The Fur Farms of Alaska "is a terrific book well worth the time of scholars and general readers." --Ross Coen, University of Washington "The Northern Review "
"The Fur Farms of Alaska "is a terrific book well worth the time of scholars and general readers. --Ross Coen, University of Washington "The Northern Review ""
""The Fur Farms of Alaska" represents the best in local history. Intended for a general audience, it is a useful source for Alaska seconomic history, those who are interested in the fur industry, andthose with antiquarian interests in Alaska s rich history."--John W. heaton "Pacific Historical Review ""

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