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Published by Children"s Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Alaska

Subjects:

  • Alaska -- History -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Alaska -- History.

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About the Edition

Explores the history of Alaska, its path to statehood, and current issues, including the conflict between those who want to drill for oil in new locations and those who wish to protect the environment.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.

StatementMelissa Whitcraft.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesCornerstones of freedom.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF904.3 .W48 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3552013M
ISBN 100516225251
LC Control Number2002001647
OCLC/WorldCa49031879

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Definition of Seward's Folly Definition: Seward's Folly is also known as "Seward's Icebox" was the derisive nickname given to the Purchase of Alaska in It was called Seward's Folly because the United States Secretary of State, William Seward, purchased Alaska from Russia for $ million which was considered to be a massive mistake by many Americans.   The year marks the th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase, and it is only natural for scholars and university presses to take note. Lee A. Farrow's Seward's Folly is an easy-reading, not excessively detailed effort at such a commemoration. As Farrow notes, no scholarly work has been written on this subject since Ronald J. Jensen's The Alaska Purchase and Russian-American Author: Dane Hartgrove. Seward’s Folly is a restaurant for Alaskans, whether you were born here or have been here for a day. We specialize in hearty portions of Alaskan fare. Whenever possible, we source our food products locally. We are committed to using only the finest ingredients in every menu item we serve you. BRUNCH- Sat/Sun till 2pm. Country Fried Steak.   Indeed, although the book seeks to explain why the purchase should not be seen as Secretary of State William H. Seward’s folly, Seward’s papers, held by the University of Rochester, also were not used, a puzzling omission. Nor are Russian-language primary sources listed. Farrow’s discussion of Alaska’s post-purchase status is too : Galen Roger Perras.