New Players at the Table: How Americans Came to Dominate Early Trade in the North Pacific

@article{Barger2008NewPA,
  title={New Players at the Table: How Americans Came to Dominate Early Trade in the North Pacific},
  author={William J. Barger},
  journal={Southern California quarterly},
  year={2008},
  volume={90},
  pages={227-257}
}
  • William J. Barger
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • Southern California quarterly
  • After Captain James Cook9s 1778-1779 discovery of the lucrative potential of the trade in sea otter pelts from the northern Pacific coast of North America, Russia, Britain, France, and Spain converged on the region. The United States joined the competition later. This paper compares the economic and territorial policies of the competing nations in the context of world affairs to explain how the United States came to dominate the sea otter trade and establish a presence in California. 
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