Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781602230736 Published May 2010
E-book $7.00 to $29.95 ISBN: 9781602230668 Published May 2010

Natalia Shelikhova

Russian Oligarch of Alaska Commerce

Edited by Dawn Lea Black and Alexander Petrov

Natalia Shelikhova
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Edited by Dawn Lea Black and Alexander Petrov

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

250 pages | 10 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781602230736 Published May 2010
E-book $7.00 to $29.95 ISBN: 9781602230668 Published May 2010

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 connections—including the empress of Russia and a swathe of northern leaders—were 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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