Alaska

She has authored several books, among them Salmon from Kodiak Island, Alaska (1986) and Land of Mists: Revillagegedo and Gravina Islands Misty Fjords National Monument (1998). The late Richard A. Cooley's Politics and Conservation: The ...

Alaska

The largest by far of the fifty states, Alaska is also the state of greatest mystery and diversity. And, as Claus-M. Naske and Herman E. Slotnick show in this comprehensive survey, the history of Alaska’s peoples and the development of its economy have matched the diversity of its land- and seascapes. Alaska: A History begins by examining the region’s geography and the Native peoples who inhabited it for thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived. The Russians claimed northern North America by right of discovery in 1741. During their occupation of “Russian America” the region was little more than an outpost for fur hunters and traders. When the czar sold the territory to the United States in 1867, nobody knew what to do with “Seward’s Folly.” Mainland America paid little attention to the new acquisition until a rush of gold seekers flooded into the Yukon Territory. In 1906 Congress granted Alaska Territory a voteless delegate and in 1912 gave it a territorial legislature. Not until 1959, however, was Alaska’s long-sought goal of statehood realized. During World War II, Alaska’s place along the great circle route from the United States to Asia firmly established its military importance, which was underscored during the Cold War. The developing military garrison brought federal money and many new residents. Then the discovery of huge oil and natural-gas deposits gave a measure of economic security to the state. Alaska: A History provides a full chronological survey of the region’s and state’s history, including the precedent-setting Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, which compensated Native Americans for their losses; the effect of the oil industry and the trans-Alaska pipeline on the economy; the Exxon Valdez oil spill; and Alaska politics through the early 2000s.

More Books:

Alaska
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Stephen W. Haycox
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-17 - Publisher: University of Washington Press

Alaska often looms large as a remote, wild place with endless resources and endlessly independent, resourceful people. Yet it has always been part of larger stories: the movement of Indigenous peoples from Asia into the Americas and their contact with and accommodation to Western culture; the spread of European political
Alaska
Language: en
Pages: 640
Authors: Walter R. Borneman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Zondervan

The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of "Gold!"; soldiers
A Place of Belonging
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: Phyllis Demuth Movius
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-15 - Publisher: University of Alaska Press

Alaska has always attracted people from varied backgrounds. In A Place of Belonging, Phyllis Movius introduces us to five women who settled in Fairbanks between 1903 and 1923 and who typify the disparate population that has long enriched Alaska. The women’s daily lives and personal stories are woven together in
Alaska
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Claus M. Naske, Herman E. Slotnick
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-22 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

The largest by far of the fifty states, Alaska is also the state of greatest mystery and diversity. And, as Claus-M. Naske and Herman E. Slotnick show in this comprehensive survey, the history of Alaska’s peoples and the development of its economy have matched the diversity of its land- and
Spirits of Southeast Alaska
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James P. Devereaux
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-31 - Publisher: Epicenter Press

Ghostly footsteps and flickering lights, a silhouette in the window of an abandoned building, a restless presence at the scene of a sunken ship, spectral wails and poltergeist theft of office supplies, mythical Native American legends, and other paranormal happenings scattered across the Alaskan panhandle come together in Spirits of