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A Savage Empire: Trappers, Traders, Tribes, and the Wars That Made America
A Savage Empire: Trappers, Traders, Tribes, and the Wars That Made America by Alan Axelrod 0312576560 9780312576561
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A Savage Empire: Trappers, Traders, Tribes, and the Wars That Made America by Alan Axelrod

<div> <div> <div><b><i>A surprisingand sweeping historythatreveals thefur trade to be the driving force behindconquest, colonization, and revolution in early America<br /> <br /></i></b>Combining the epic saga of Hampton Sidess<i>Blood and Thunder</i>with the natural history of Mark Kurlanskys<i>Cod</i>,popular historian Alan Axelrod reveals the astonishingly vital rolea small animalthebeaverplayed in the creation of our nation.The author masterfully relays a story oftenneglected by conventional histories: how lust for fur trade riches moved monarchs and men to launch expeditions of discovery, financemassive corporate enterprises, and wage war.Deftly weaving cultural and military narratives, the authorchronicles how Spanish, Dutch, French, English, and Native American tribes created and betrayed alliances based on trapping and trade disputes, producing asurprisingly complex series ofloyalties that endured throughout the Revolutionand beyond.</div> </div> </div

Author: Alan Axelrod

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 336

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Publication Date: 2011-12-06

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ISBN: 0312576560


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