Natalia Shelikhova

Russian Oligarch of Alaska Commerce

by Dawn Lea Black and Alexander Yu Petrov (editors and transcribers)

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This volume makes available for the first time in English a variety of primary source materials relating to the life and work of Natalia Shelikhova, a pioneering eighteenth and nineteenth-century Russian American businesswoman. As a principal of the Russian-American Company, Shelikhova 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 the students of Alaska and eighteenth nineteenth-century women's history.

Dawn Lea Black is a former teacher and communications company owner who presently co-owns and manages a family estate in Kodiak, Alaska. She is an avid researcher of Russian American studies and holds a MA in history.

Alexander Petrov is a historian at the Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He splits his time between Moscow and Vologda.

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  • Paperback Price: $29.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60223-073-6
  • Ebook Price: $29.95
  • EISBN: 978-1-60223-066-8
  • Publication Month: May
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Illustrations: 10 b&w illustrations
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by Dawn Lea Black and Alexander Yu Petrov (editors and transcribers)
  • ECommerce Code: 9781602230736

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