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Fur, fortune, and empire: the epic history of the fur trade in America

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From the bestselling author of Leviathan comes this sweeping narrative of one of America's most historically rich industries. Beginning his epic history in the early 1600s, Eric Jay Dolin traces the dramatic rise and fall of the American fur trade industry, from the first Dutch encounters with the Indians to the rise of the conservation movement in the late nineteenth century. Dolin shows how the fur trade, driven by the demands of fashion, sparked controversy, fostered economic competition, and fueled wars among the European powers as North America became a battleground for colonization and imperial aspirations. The trade in beaver, buffalo, sea otter, and other animal skins spurred the exploration and the settlement of the vast American continent, while it alternately enriched and gravely damaged the lives of America's native peoples. Populated by a larger-than-life cast, including Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant, President Thomas Jefferson, America's first millionaire John Jacob Astor, and mountain man Kit Carson, Fur, Fortune, and Empire is the most comprehensive and compelling history of the American fur trade ever written.

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From the bestselling author of Leviathan comes this sweeping narrative of one of America's most historically rich industries. Beginning his epic history in the early 1600s, Eric Jay Dolin traces the dramatic rise and fall of the American fur trade industry, from the first Dutch encounters with the Indians to the rise of the conservation movement in the late nineteenth century. Dolin shows how the fur trade, driven by the demands of fashion, sparked controversy, fostered economic competition, and fueled wars among the European powers as North America became a battleground for colonization and imperial aspirations. The trade in beaver, buffalo, sea otter, and other animal skins spurred the exploration and the settlement of the vast American continent, while it alternately enriched and gravely damaged the lives of America's native peoples. Populated by a larger-than-life cast, including Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant, President Thomas Jefferson, America's first millionaire John Jacob Astor, and mountain man Kit Carson, Fur, Fortune, and Empire is the most comprehensive and compelling history of the American fur trade ever written.

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subject_facet BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Commodities, Business & Economics / Economic History, Europe -- Colonies -- America, Europeans -- North America -- History, Frontier and pioneer life -- North America, Fur trade -- North America -- History, Fur trade -- West (U.S.) -- History, HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775), Imperialism -- History, North America -- Discovery and exploration -- European, North America -- Economic conditions, North America -- Ethnic relations, North America -- History
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title_short Fur, fortune, and empire :
title_sub the epic history of the fur trade in America
topic_facet Colonies, Discovery and exploration, Economic conditions, Ethnic relations, European, Europeans, Frontier and pioneer life, Fur trade, History, Imperialism, Nonfiction