West of the Revolution

West of the Revolution

An Uncommon History of 1776

Book - 2014
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Details the other revolutions during 1776, including the reaction of the native residents of San Francisco in the wake of the first European settlement there and the devastation of the Aleutian Islands by the Russians' hunt for sea otters.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393240207
Branch Call Number: 973.313 Sa878w 2014
Characteristics: 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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Bill_R
Nov 12, 2014

Excellent read for perspective on the early phases of globalization during the American revolution by looking at what was happening in the other 96% of North America. Britain, Spain, France and Russia were vying for control by planting the first few understaffed missions, trading posts and forts. The Indians still dominated the landscape and ran continent-wide trade networks, such as using their local monopoly on transport, food, shelter and manpower to frustrate the Hudson's Bay Company. Fascinating interaction of economics and politics by all the people involved as valuable beaver and sea otter pelts traveled the world.

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