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The Russian-American Company

S. B. Okun

Edited by B. D. Grekov

Translated by Carl Ginsburg

Preface by Robert J. Kerner

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674337343

Publication Date: 01/01/1951

311 pages


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  • Introduction by B.D. Grekov, Member, USSR Academy
  • Author’s Preface
  • I. The First Russian "Promyshlenniky" on the North American Continent
  • II. The Organization of the Russian-American Company
  • III. The Early Activites of the Russian-American Company
  • IV. The Russian Colonies in North America and the Conventions of 1824–1825
  • V. The Commercial Company Becomes a Government Institution
  • VI. The Colony of Ross in California
  • VII. The Colonies on the Hawaiian Islands and the Plans for Settlement on the Island of Hawaii
  • VIII. Labor Conditions in the Russian Colonies in America
  • IX. The Native Population in the Russian Colonies in North America
  • X. The Final Period of the Russian-American Company
  • XI. The Sale of the Russian Possessions in America
  • Conclusion
  • Notes

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