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The Resource In darkest Alaska : travel and empire along the Inside Passage, Robert Campbell

In darkest Alaska : travel and empire along the Inside Passage, Robert Campbell

Label
In darkest Alaska : travel and empire along the Inside Passage
Title
In darkest Alaska
Title remainder
travel and empire along the Inside Passage
Statement of responsibility
Robert Campbell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before Alaska became a mining bonanza, it was a scenic bonanza, a place larger in the American imagination than in its actual borders. Prior to the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, thousands of scenic adventurers journeyed along the Inside Passage, the nearly thousand-mile sea-lane that snakes up the Pacific coast from Puget Sound to Icy Strait. Both the famousincluding wilderness advocate John Muir, landscape painter Albert Bierstadt, and photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Edward Curtisand the long forgottena gay ex-sailor, a former society reporter, an African explorer, and a neurasthenic Methodist ministerreturned with fascinating accounts of their Alaskan journeys, becoming advance men and women for an expanding United States. In Darkest Alaskaexplores the popular images conjured by these travelers' tales, as well as their influence on the broader society. Drawing on lively firsthand accounts, archival photographs, maps, and other ephemera of the day, historian Robert Campbell chronicles how Gilded Age sightseers were inspired by Alaska's bounty of evolutionary treasures, tribal artifacts, geological riches, and novel thrills to produce a wealth of highly imaginative reportage about the territory. By portraying the territory as a "Last West" ripe for American conquest, tourists helped pave the way for settlement and exploitation
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Nature and culture in America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tourism
  • Tourism
  • Alaska
  • Inside Passage
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
  • HISTORY
  • Literature
  • Tourism
  • Travel
  • Alaska
  • North America
Label
In darkest Alaska : travel and empire along the Inside Passage, Robert Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Voyage to Brobdingnag -- Continental drift -- Alaska with Appleton's, Canada by Baedeker's -- Scenic bonanza -- Frontier commerce -- Totem and taboo -- Juneau's industrial sublime -- Orogenous zones : glaciers and the geologies of empire -- Inside Passage
Control code
ocn759158259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (348 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812220483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35gt3v
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158259
Label
In darkest Alaska : travel and empire along the Inside Passage, Robert Campbell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Voyage to Brobdingnag -- Continental drift -- Alaska with Appleton's, Canada by Baedeker's -- Scenic bonanza -- Frontier commerce -- Totem and taboo -- Juneau's industrial sublime -- Orogenous zones : glaciers and the geologies of empire -- Inside Passage
Control code
ocn759158259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (348 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812220483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35gt3v
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158259

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