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Natalia Shelikhova : Russian oligarch of Alaska commerce /
edited and translated by Dawn Lea Black and Alexander Yu. Petrov.
imprint
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2010.
description
xlix, 237 p.
ISBN
1602230730 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781602230736 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2010.
isbn
1602230730 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781602230736 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Husband and wife -- A global business -- Help from Demidov -- Difficulties and death -- Natalia takes control -- Last struggles -- Appendices: Vital records; Shelikhov family tree; Birth and death dates of the Shelikhovs' children; Family heirs : detailed narrative; Comparative table on the changing number of shares of the Shelikhov clan; General table of shares of the Shelikhov clan; List of names; G.I. Shelikhov's houses in Irkutsk.
catalogue key
7146435
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-221) and index.
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This volume makes available for the first time in English a variety of primary source materials relating to the life and work of Natalia Shelikov, a pioneering 19th-century Russian-American businesswoman.
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This volume makes available for the first time in English a variety of primary source materials relating to the life and work of Natalia Shelikov, a pioneering nineteenth-century Russian-American businesswoman. As a principal of the Russian-American Company, Shelikov worked in Alaska, and her business acumen and wide-ranging connectionsincluding the empress of Russia and a swathe of northern leaderswere crucial to the growth of Alaska's economy, as well as to the welfare of the Native people, in whose life and culture she took a strong interest. The letters, petitions, and personal documents presented here will be indispensable for students of Alaska and nineteenth-century women's history.

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