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In Darkest Alaska–Now in Paperback

In Darkest Alaska: Travel and Empire Along the Inside Passage

Robert Campbell

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 39 illus.

Cloth 2007 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4021-4 | $45.00 | £29.50

Paper 2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2048-3 | $22.50 | £15.00

A volume in the Nature and Culture in America series

In Darkest AlaskaPrior to the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, travelers returned from Alaska’s Inside Passage with fascinating accounts of its wonders. Historian Robert Campbell demonstrates how these tourists served as shock troops of the gold rush by portraying Alaska as a "Last West" ripe for American conquest.

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