Seward's Folly: A New Look at the Alaska Purchase PDF



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  1. Ryan Campbell Ryan Campbell says:

    Seward s Folly provides a great history of Russian Alaska and the sale of the territory to the United States Farrow explores the Russian motivations for selling Alaska to the United States and the difficulty the US government had appropriating the funds for the purchase The most fascinating part of the work for me was the international reaction, seeing the response of the Great Powers of Europe as well as the forming states of Germany and Italy.


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Seward's Folly: A New Look at the Alaska Purchase ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Seward's Folly: A New Look at the Alaska Purchase By Lee A. Farrow ✸ – Thomashillier.co.uk The Alaska Purchase denounced at the time as Seward s Folly but now seen as a masterstroke is well known in American history But few know the rest of the story This book aims to correct that Lee Farro The Alaska Purchase denounced A New MOBI õ at the time as Seward s Folly but now Seward's Folly: Kindle - seen as a masterstroke is well known in American history But few know the Folly: A New PDF/EPUB è rest of the story This book aims to correct that Lee Farrow offers here a detailed account of just what the Alaska Purchase was, how it came about, its impact at the time, and Farrow shows why both America and Russia had plenty of good reasons to want the sale to occur, including Russia s desire to let go of an unprofitable, hard to manage colony and the belief in the United States that securing Alaska could help the nation gain control of British Columbia and generate closer trade ties with Asia Farrow also delves into the implications of the deal for foreign policy and international diplomacy far beyond Russia and the United States at a moment when the global balance of power was in question A thorough, readable retelling of a story we only think we know, Seward s Folly will become the standard book on the Alaska Purchase.