Married to the Empire: Three Governors’ Wives in Russian America 1829-1864

The Russian Empire had a problem. While they had established successful colonies in their territory of Alaska, life in the settlements was anything but civilized. The settlers of the Russian-America Company were drunk, disorderly, and corrupt. Worst of all, they were terrible role models for the Natives, whom the empire saw as in desperate need of moral enlightenment. The empire’s solution? Send in women. In 1829, the Company decreed that any governor appointed after that date had to have a…

Married To The Empire

Pub Date : 2015-10-15 | Author : Susanna Rabow-Edling | Publisher : University of Alaska Press

ISBN 10 : 9781602232648
ISBN 13 : 1602232644

The Russian Empire s American holding, Alaska, was governed by men who fought to bring trade as well as civilization and enlightenment to the colony. Many histories tell and retell..

The Tanana Chiefs

Pub Date : 2018-03-15 | Author : William Schneider | Publisher : University of Alaska Press

ISBN 10 : 9781602233454
ISBN 13 : 1602233454

At the turn of the twentieth century, life was changing drastically in Alaska. The gold rush brought an onslaught of white settlers to the area, railroad companies were pushing int..

In The Quiet Season And Other Stories

Pub Date : 2018-03-15 | Author : Martha Amore | Publisher : University of Alaska Press

ISBN 10 : 9781602233522
ISBN 13 : 1602233527

In the Quiet Season & Other Stories explores the human landscape of Alaska. While the stories take place in modern-day towns, each is laced with a timelessness that comes from thei..

Politics Of The Womb

Pub Date : 2016-09-01 | Author : Pinki Virani | Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9789386057891
ISBN 13 : 9386057891

Among life’s choices is to have children or remain childfree. Yet those who want a child and find themselves unable, live through the trauma of ‘infertility’—cruelly attrib..

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