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Fur, fortune, and empire : the epic history of the fur trade in America / Eric Jay Dolin.

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  • ISBN: 9780393067101
  • ISBN: 0393067106
  • Physical Description: xvii, 442 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co.,

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-411) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Subject: Fur trade > North America > History.
Fur trade > West (U.S.) > History.
Frontier and pioneer life > North America.
Europeans > North America > History.
Imperialism > History.
Europe > Colonies > America.
North America > History.
North America > Ethnic relations.
North America > Discovery and exploration > European.
North America > Economic conditions.