The Fist in the WildernesseBook - 2013
The story of the American fur trade has been told many times from different viewpoints, but David Lavender was the first to place it within the overall contest for empire between Britain and the United States. Rather than offering a simple hagiography of men like Jedediah Smith, Kit Carson, Jim Bridger and other legendary trappers, Lavender relates the story of men such as John Jacob Astor and Ramsay Crooks who competed with Britain's Hudson's Bay Company for the fur resources of the Great Lakes region and the upper Missouri River country. Within this framework of contest and competiti.
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska Paperback, 2013
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1015 pages)