Feeding the Russian Fur Trade: Provisionment Of The Okhotsk Seaboard And The Kamchatka Peninsula…

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byJames R. Gibson

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James R. Gibson offers a detailed study that is both an account of this chapter of Russian history and a full examination of the changing geography of the Okhotsk Seaboard and the Kamchatka Peninsula over the course of two centuries.

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James R. Gibson offers a detailed study that is both an account of this chapter of Russian history and a full examination of the changing geography of the Okhotsk Seaboard and the Kamchatka Peninsula over the course of two centuries.

James R. Gibson is professor emeritus of geography at York University. He is author of Otter Skins, Boston Ships, and China Goods: The Maritime Fur Trade of the Northwest Coast, 1785–1841 and The Lifeline of the Oregon Country: The Fraser-Columbia Brigade System, 1811–47.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:358 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:November 18, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299052346

ISBN - 13:9780299052348

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Table of Contents

Introduction


PART I. Perspective and Context

    1 Historical Background: Occupation and Exploitation of the Russian Far East

    2 Geographical Background: Physical and Cultural Setting of the Okhotsk Seaboard and the Kamchatka Peninsula

    3 The Problem of Provisionment

PART II. Overland-Oversea Provisionment

    4 Introduction

    5 Routes and Carriers

    6 Performance

    7 Transport Problems

    8 Reactions

PART III. Local Agriculture

    9 Introduction

    10 Agricultural Settlement

    11 Production

    12 Agricultural Problems

    13 Reactions

PART IV. Retrospect

    14 Summary and Conclusion


Notes

Bibliography

Index

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“[Gibson] brings together in one volume a rich source of geographical and historical facts pertaining to the attempts at development and the provisionment of the Okhotsk Seaboard and the Kamchatka Peninsula.”—Andrew D. Perejda, The Professional Geographer