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The Resource The Company : the rise and fall of the Hudson's Bay empire, Stephen R. Bown

The Company : the rise and fall of the Hudson's Bay empire, Stephen R. Bown

Label
The Company : the rise and fall of the Hudson's Bay empire
Title
The Company
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the Hudson's Bay empire
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Bown
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the Hudson's Bay Company, dramatic and adventurous and complex, is the story of modern Canada's creation. And yet it hasn't been told in a book for over thirty years, and never in such depth and vivid detail as in Stephen R. Bown's exciting new telling. The Company started out small in 1670, trading practical manufactured goods for furs with the Indigenous inhabitants of inland subarctic Canada. Controlled by a handful of English aristocrats, it expanded into a powerful political force that ruled the lives of many thousands of people--from the lowlands south and west of Hudson Bay, to the tundra, the great plains, the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific northwest. It transformed the culture and economy of many Indigenous groups and ended up as the most important political and economic force in northern and western North America. When the Company was faced with competition from French traders in the 1780s, the result was a bloody corporate battle, the coming of Governor George Simpson--one of the greatest villains in Canadian history--and the Company assuming political control and ruthless dominance. By the time its monopoly was rescinded after two hundred years, the Hudson's Bay Company had reworked the entire northern North American world
Cataloging source
CNCAR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bown, Stephen R
Dewey number
971.01 B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Fur trade
  • Northwest, Canadian
  • Canada
  • Canada
Label
The Company : the rise and fall of the Hudson's Bay empire, Stephen R. Bown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1223542720
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
486 pages
Isbn
9780385694070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1223542720
Label
The Company : the rise and fall of the Hudson's Bay empire, Stephen R. Bown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1223542720
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
486 pages
Isbn
9780385694070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1223542720

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