# 1010200

The Fur Farms of Alaska

Two Centuries of History and a Forgotten Stampede

Συγγραφέας: Isto Sarah Crawford
Εκδότης: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 9781602231719
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 230
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Fur Farms of Alaska"

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.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Isto Sarah Crawford
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9781602231719
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 16/11/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 230
Τόπος έκδοσης: Farmington Hills
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 418 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 50 halftones, 2 maps

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