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Fur, Fortune, And Empire: The Epic History Of The Fur Trade In America By Eric Jay Dolin
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Fur, Fortune, And Empire: The Epic History Of The Fur Trade In America By Eric Jay Dolin

As Henry Hudson sailed up the broad river that would one day bear his name, he grew concerned that his Dutch patrons would be disappointed in his failure to find the fabled route to the Orient. What became immediately apparent, however, from the Indians clad in deer skins and "good furs" was that Hudson had discovered something just as tantalizing.
The news of Hudson's 1609 voyage to America ignited a fierce competition to lay claim to this uncharted continent, teeming with untapped natural resources.  The result was the creation of an American fur trade, which fostered economic rivalries and fueled wars among the European powers, and later between the United States and Great Britain, as North America became a battleground for colonization and imperial aspirations.

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  • 442 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.6" x 1.1" x 8.9"

ISBN-13: 978-0393340020

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“Books are the weapons in the battle of ideas.” These were the words of William Warder Norton, who 90 years ago launched the firm that bears his name. Today, the three-person company he once ran from his living room has become the oldest and largest publishing house owned entirely by its employees.
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Fur, Fortune, And Empire: The Epic History Of The Fur Trade In America By Eric Jay Dolin
34002-0

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UPC #:
9780393340020
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