Book ID: CBB031576298

White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century (2018)


Bockstoce, John R. (Author)

Yale University Press

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 327 pp.
Language: English

In the early twentieth century, northerners lived and trapped in one of the worlds harshest environments. At a time when government services and social support were minimal or nonexistent, they thrived on the fox fur trade, relying on their energy, training, discipline, and skills. John R. Bockstoce, a leading scholar of the Arctic fur trade who also served as a member of an Eskimo whaling crew, explores the twentieth-century history of the Western Arctic fur trade to the outbreak of World War II, covering an immense region from Chukotka, Russia, to Arctic Alaska and the Western Canadian Arctic. This period brought profound changes to Native peoples of the North. To show its enormous impact, the author draws on interviews with trappers and traders, oral and written archival accounts, research in newspapers and periodicals, and his own field notes from 1969 to the present. (Publisher's description.)

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Authors & Contributors
Sörlin, Sverker
Josephson, Paul R.
Cronon, William
Staley, Richard A.
Loo, Tina
Keller, Richard C.
Social History of Medicine
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Journal of Historical Geography
American Historical Review
British Journal for the History of Science
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
University of Calgary Press
Harvard University Press
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Cambridge University Press
UBC Press
University of Toronto
Indigenous peoples; indigeneity
Inuit Indians
Hunting; trapping
Travel; exploration
Environmental history
Porsild, Alf Erling
Hodgkin, Thomas
King, Richard
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
21st century
18th century
20th century, late
Arctic regions
United States
Soviet Union
Great Britain
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.)
Siberian Physical Technical Institute
Canadian Museum of Civilization

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