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Seward's Folly: A New Look at the Alaska Purchase
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Seward's Folly: A New Look at the Alaska Purchase (Paperback)

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The Alaska Purchase denounced at the time as "Seward's Folly" but now seen as a masterstroke is well known in American history. But few know the rest of the story. This book aims to correct that. Lee Farrow offers here a detailed account of just what the Alaska Purchase was, how it came about, its impact at the time, and more. Farrow shows why both America and Russia had plenty of good reasons to want the sale to occur, including Russia's desire to let go of an unprofitable, hard-to-manage colony and the belief in the United States that securing Alaska could help the nation gain control of British Columbia and generate closer trade ties with Asia . Farrow also delves into the implications of the deal for foreign policy and international diplomacy far beyond Russia and the United States at a moment when the global balance of power was in question. A thorough, readable retelling of a story we only think we know, Seward's Folly will become the standard book on the Alaska Purchase.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: University of Alaska Press Publication Date: 03/02/2017 ISBN-13: 9781602233034  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lee A. Farrow is distinguished teaching professor in the Department of History at Auburn University at Montgomery and director of Auburn's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

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