Russian California 1806 1860

Russian California  1806 1860

From dust jacket: "This is a documentary history of Russia's nineteenth-century settlement in California.

Author: James R. Gibson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1908145072

Category: California

Page: 640

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From dust jacket: "This is a documentary history of Russia's nineteenth-century settlement in California. It contains 492 documents, mostly translated from the Russian for the first time, fully annotated, and with an extensive historical introduction."
Categories: California

Russian California 1806 1860

Russian California  1806 1860

PART I The Russian Advance to Spanish California , 1806-1812 : Imperial Chamberlain Nikolay Rezanov , Governor Alexander Baranov , and Manager Ivan Kuskov This first section of documents relates to the initial stage of Russian expansion ...

Author: James R. Gibson

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293033598719

Category: California

Page: 640

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The development of the Russian state was marked by a steady growth of population and especially territory. Its colonial expansion was mainly an eastward movement in search of profitable resources, the way west being blocked by other European powers and the way south by other empires (Ottoman and Chinese). The push to the east proceeded rapidly and distantly, being eased not only by the absence of foreign opposition and native disunity but also by Siberia's interwoven river network and the North Pacific's convenient causeway of the Aleutian chain, plus the lure of 'soft gold' (furs) in the form of Siberian sables and Pacific sea otters.
Categories: California

California Through Russian Eyes 1806 1848

California Through Russian Eyes  1806   1848

“Otter Hunting byAlaskan Nativesalongthe CaliforniaCoast in the early Nineteenth Century. ... “Visitofthe RussianWarship Apolloto California in1822– 1823. ... Imperial Russia Native, Spanish, in andMexican California, 18061860.

Author:

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806151007

Category: History

Page: 506

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In the early nineteenth century, Russia established a colony in California that lasted until the Russian-American Company sold Fort Ross and Bodega Bay to John Sutter in 1841. This annotated collection of Russian accounts of Alta California, many of them translated here into English from Russian for the first time, presents richly detailed impressions by visiting Russian mariners, scientists, and Russian-American Company officials regarding the environment, people, economy, and politics of the province. Gathered from Russian archival collections and obscure journals, these testimonies represent a major contribution to the little-known history of Russian America. Well educated and curious, the visiting Russians were acute observers, generous in their appreciation of Hispanic hospitality but outspoken in their criticisms of all they found backward or abhorrent. In the various reports and reminiscences contained within this volume, they make astute observations of both Hispanic and Native inhabitants, describing the Catholic missions with their devout friars and neophyte workers; the corruptible Franciscan missionaries; the sorry plight of mission Indians; the Californios themselves, whose religion, language, dwellings, cuisine, dress, and pastimes were novel to the Russians; the economic and social changes in Alta California following Mexican independence; and the schemes of American traders and settlers to draw the province into the United States. Amplified by James R. Gibson’s informative annotations, and featuring a gallery of elegant color illustrations, this unique volume casts new light on the history of Spanish and Mexican California.
Categories: History

We Shall Be Masters

We Shall Be Masters

Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, Langsdorff's Narrative of the Rezanov Voyage to Nueva California in 1806, trans. ... 2013), 30; James R. Gibson and Alexei A. Istomin, eds., Russian California, 18061860: A History in Documents, 2 vols.

Author: Chris Miller

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674259331

Category: History

Page: 336

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An illuminating account of Russia’s attempts—and failures—to achieve great power status in Asia. Since Peter the Great, Russian leaders have been lured by opportunity to the East. Under the tsars, Russians colonized Alaska, California, and Hawaii. The Trans-Siberian Railway linked Moscow to Vladivostok. And Stalin looked to Asia as a sphere of influence, hospitable to the spread of Soviet Communism. In Asia and the Pacific lay territory, markets, security, and glory. But all these expansionist dreams amounted to little. In We Shall Be Masters, Chris Miller explores why, arguing that Russia’s ambitions have repeatedly outstripped its capacity. With the core of the nation concentrated thousands of miles away in the European borderlands, Russia’s would-be pioneers have always struggled to project power into Asia and to maintain public and elite interest in their far-flung pursuits. Even when the wider population professed faith in Asia’s promise, few Russians were willing to pay the steep price. Among leaders, too, dreams of empire have always been tempered by fears of cost. Most of Russia’s pivots to Asia have therefore been halfhearted and fleeting. Today the Kremlin talks up the importance of “strategic partnership” with Xi Jinping’s China, and Vladimir Putin’s government is at pains to emphasize Russian activities across Eurasia. But while distance is covered with relative ease in the age of air travel and digital communication, the East remains far off in the ways that matter most. Miller finds that Russia’s Asian dreams are still restrained by the country’s firm rooting in Europe.
Categories: History

Russian Colonization of Alaska

Russian Colonization of Alaska

Imperial Russia in Frontier America : The Changing Geography of Supply of Russian America , 1784-1867 . New York : Oxford University Press , 1976 . ... Russian California , 1806-1860 : A History in Documents . 2 vols .

Author: Andrei Val’terovich Grinëv

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496222763

Category: History

Page: 306

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In Russian Colonization of Alaska: Baranov’s Era, 1799–1818, Andrei Val’terovich Grinëv examines the sociohistorical origins of the former Russian colonies in Alaska, or “Russian America.” The formation of the Russian-American Company and the concentration in the hands of Aleksandr Baranov of all the power in south and southeast Alaska’s Russian settlements marked a new stage in the history of Russian America. Expanding and strengthening Russian possessions in the New World as much as possible, Baranov acted in favor of his country before himself, in accordance with the principle “people for the empire, and not the empire for the people.” Russian Colonization of Alaska is the first comprehensive study to analyze the origin and evolution of Russian colonization based on research into political economy, history, and ethnography. Grinëv’s study elaborates the social, political, spiritual, ideological, personal, and psychological aspects of Russian America, accounting for the idiosyncrasies of the natural environment, competition from other North American empires, and challenges from Alaska Natives and individual colonial diplomats. Rather than being simply a continuation of Russians’ colonization of Siberia, the colonization of Alaska was instead part of overarching Russian and global history.
Categories: History

We are the Land

We are the Land

A History of Native California Damon B. Akins, William J. Bauer. Ned Blackhawk, Violence over the Land: Indians ... A related, but far more readily available, collection is James Gibson, California through Russian Eyes, 1806– 1848, vol.

Author: Damon B. Akins

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520280502

Category: HISTORY

Page: 358

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"Before there was such a thing as "California," there were the People and the Land. Manifest Destiny, the Gold Rush, and settler colonial society drew maps, displaced Indigenous People, and reshaped the land, but they did not make California. Rather, the lives and legacies of the people native to the land shaped the creation of California. We Are the Land is the first and most comprehensive text of its kind, centering the long history of California around the lives and legacies of the Indigenous people who shaped it. Beginning with the ethnogenesis of California Indians, We Are the Land recounts the centrality of the Native presence from before European colonization through statehood-paying particularly close attention to the persistence and activism of California Indians in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The book deftly contextualizes the first encounters with Europeans, Spanish Missions, Mexican secularization, the devastation of the Gold Rush and statehood, genocide, efforts to reclaim land, and the organization and activism for sovereignty that built today's casino economy. A text designed to fill the glaring need for an accessible overview of California Indian history, We Are the Land will be a core resource in a variety of classroom settings, as well as for casual readers and policy-makers interested in a history that centers the native experience"--
Categories: HISTORY

Transpacific Engagements

Transpacific Engagements

See, for instance, Ioann Veniaminov, “The Travel Journal of Father Ioann Veniaminov Kept During his Trip to [Alta] California and Back from 1 July to 13 October 1836,” in Russian California, 18061860, comp. and ed.

Author: Florina H. Capistrano-Baker

Publisher: Ayala Foundation, Inc., Getty Research Institute, and Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Max-Planck-Institut)

ISBN: 9786218028227

Category: History

Page: 320

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Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, competing European empires, notably Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, and others vied for commercial and political control of transoceanic networks, particularly the transpacific routes between Asia and the Americas. The essays in Transpacific Engagements: Trade, Translation, and Visual Culture of Entangled Empires (1565–1898) address the resulting cultural and artistic exchanges with an emphasis on both the Spanish and American enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region. The essays are grouped into three parts entitled “Entangled Empires,” “Empires and Translations,” and “Empires and Trade.” A common thread in the diverse perspectives presented here is the importance of transpacific engagements to the global connections of the sixteenth century and beyond. While the focus is on the specific connection between the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas through the Philippines, we see how other parts of the world, notably South and Southeast Asia and Europe, were also participants impacted by these transpacific linkages. The goal is to convey the complexity of entangled networks of commercial, political, and religious interests that complicate the Spanish enterprise in the Pacific. Commercial ventures into Canton and Manila by the early American republic, for example, overlapped with and later replaced the Spanish galleons. East, South, and Southeast Asian polities and dynasties remained powerful players in what were often multilateral, rather than bilateral, exchanges. Contributors to this volume are based in Asia, the Americas, and Europe.
Categories: History

Mexico Through Russian Eyes 1806 1940

Mexico Through Russian Eyes  1806 1940

Blomkvist, E. E. "A Russian Scientific Expedition to California and Alaska, 1839-1849." Translated by Basil Dmytryshyn and ... Civil and Strange Encounters: The Worldly Travel Letters of an Imperial Russian Navy Officer, 1860-1861.

Author: William Harrison Richardson

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822977124

Category: History

Page: 304

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In this unique book, William Richardson analyzes the descriptions given of Mexico by an assortment of Russian visitors, from the employees of the Russian-American Company who made their first contacts in the early nineteenth century to the artists, diplomats, and exiles of the twentieth century. He explores the biases they brought with them and the interpretations they relayed back to readers at home. Richardson finds that Russians had a particular empathy for the Mexicans, sharing a perceived similarity in their histories: conquest by a foreign power; a long period of centralized, authoritarian rule; an attempt at liberal reform followed by revolution.
Categories: History

Russia s Balkan Entanglements 1806 1914

Russia s Balkan Entanglements  1806 1914

Russian Imperialism : The Interaction of Domestic and Foreign Policy , 1860-1914 . New Haven , Conn . ... Berkeley : University of California Press , 1969 . ... A Lecture on the Treaty Relations of Russia and Turkey from 1774 to 1853.

Author: Barbara Jelavich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521522501

Category: History

Page: 308

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This book examines the reason for the Russian involvement in the Balkan peninsula.
Categories: History

Sources of Power

Sources of Power

A war against the Persians in 1806 handed the Russians Azerbaijan, which eventually was going to prove highly valuable for ... Between 1856 and 1860 Russia took advantage of the weakness of the Chinese Empire and occupied the southern ...

Author: Manfred Weissenbacher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313356262

Category: History

Page: 890

View: 626

A landmark book rolls out a bold, new, energy-based theory of human history based on a simple, yet powerful law: whoever controls the world's effective energy supplies during a given energy age will inevitably dominate the economic, political, and cultural history of that age.
Categories: History

Annual Report

Annual Report

It will be followed by the first volume of Russian California 1806-1860 , edited by James R. Gibson and Alexei A. Istomin . HAKLUYT REPRINTS AND E - BOOKS The Society is pleased to report that the scanning of volumes from the Society's ...

Author: Hakluyt Society

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556041031527

Category: Voyages and travels

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Categories: Voyages and travels

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy

Russian Imperialism: The Interaction of Domestic and Foreign Policy, 1860–1914. Translated by Bruce Little. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1987. Gibson, James R., comp. and ed. California through Russian Eyes, 1806–1848.

Author: Norman E. Saul

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442244375

Category: Political Science

Page: 526

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The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important individuals, events, and other aspects of the foreign policy of this important country.
Categories: Political Science

The U S Japan Security Alliance

The U S  Japan Security Alliance

The Russian colonialists established their rule on what is today called the Russian Far East only in 1860, when they officially acquired future Vladivostok and ... Russians had further proceeded to Alaska and even to California in 1806.

Author: T. Inoguchi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230120150

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

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In this book, American and Japanese experts examine to what extent diverging priorities in the U.S.-Japan alliance are real and whether they are not remedied with political and diplomatic leadership and other processes. American and Japanese authors are paired to analyze the same topic, where doing so is possible, for comparing their perspectives.
Categories: Political Science

Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisine

Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisine

By statehood California had passed from native American hands, to Spanish conquerors, to Mexican or Californio hands, ... the American agricultural workforce.16 In 1806 Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov became the first known Russian in the Bay ...

Author: Victor W. Geraci

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319528571

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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This book follows the development of industrial agriculture in California and its influence on both regional and national eating habits. Early California politicians and entrepreneurs envisioned agriculture as a solution to the food needs of the expanding industrial nation. The state’s climate, geography, vast expanses of land, water, and immigrant workforce when coupled with university research and governmental assistance provided a model for agribusiness. In a short time, the San Francisco Bay Area became a hub for guaranteeing Americans access to a consistent quantity of quality foods. To this end, California agribusiness played a major role in national food policies and subsequently produced a bifurcated California Cuisine that sustained both Slow and Fast Food proponents. Problems arose as mid-twentieth century social activists battled the unresponsiveness of government agencies to corporate greed, food safety, and environmental sustainability. By utilizing multidisciplinary literature and oral histories the book illuminates a more balanced look at how a California Cuisine embraced Slow Food Made Fast.
Categories: Social Science

Notable Hispanic American Women

Notable Hispanic American Women

Rezanof came to the California territory in 1806 to establish commercial ties for the Russian colony of Sitka , which is ... Lucie Arnaz ( 1951- ) Actress In These were the Women : U.S.A. , 1776-1860 , Mary Ormsbee Whitton suggests that ...

Author: Diane Telgen

Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 0810375788

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Contains short biographies of three hundred Hispanic American women who have achieved national or international prominence in a variety of fields.
Categories: Social Science

Sketches of California in the 1860s

Sketches of California in the 1860s

[ Pages 610 to 626 of W.H. Davis ' Sixty Years in California lists the names of Russian vessels that entered the port of present San Francisco from 1806 to 1842. ) The conflict resulted in the death of several Russians and the capture ...

Author: Jesús María Estudillo

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106011363881

Category: History

Page: 180

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California history in the 1860's through the eyes of a young Californio whose family settled on a Mexican land grant in the San Francisco Bay area, only to lose most of it during the California Gold Rush and Civil War.
Categories: History

Catalog of Printed Books

Catalog of Printed Books

RUSSIANS DI CALIFORNIA , Dabovich , Sebastian Address delivered in the presence of Hlo Right Reverence Nicholas , Bishop of Alaska and the Aleutian ... Potorsburg , 1860. ... Russian California , 1806-1841 , " by B. T. H. Bun jo , 8.

Author: Bancroft Library

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117173828

Category: America

Page:

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Categories: America

Russia at War From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan Chechnya and Beyond 2 volumes

Russia at War  From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan  Chechnya  and Beyond  2 volumes

Russian Army. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999. Kennan, George F. The Decline of Bismarck's European Order: Franco-Russian Relations, 1875–1890. ... Mikhailovsky-Danilevsky, Alexander I. RussoTurkish War of 1806–1812. Trans. and ed.

Author: Timothy C. Dowling

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849486

Category: History

Page: 1077

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This easy-to-use reference explores the people and events that shaped Russian military history—and impacted Europe, Asia, and the world—over the past eight centuries. • Helps readers understand the sociopolitical history of Russia and how it continues to exert a major influence in international affairs • Showcases the complex role conflict has played in Russia throughout its history • Includes an introductory essay that discusses how warfare in Russia has progressed over the centuries • Offers entries on wars, battles, organizations, leaders, armies, weapons, and other aspects of war and military life • Provides a ready reference for readers with little or no prior knowledge of Russian history
Categories: History

The WPA Guide to California

The WPA Guide to California

Since 1806, when the Tsar's chamberlain, Nikolai Rezanof, had visited the San Francisco Presidio (see SAN FRANCISCO) in quest of food for the starving Russian settlement at Sitka, Alaska, the RussianAmerican Company had planned to ...

Author: Federal Writers' Project

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595342041

Category: History

Page: 713

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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. The guide to California stands out among the rest of the WPA guides for the quality of its writing, photographs, and pen-and-ink drawings. The Golden State contains much diversity of people, places, and things, and the WPA Guide expertly reflects and records the eclectic quality of this quintessentially American state. Published in 1939, the guide’s essays on history cover everything from the gold rush to the movie industry at the nascence of Hollywood’s golden age, and its back-road tours through California's coastal fishing villages and mountain mining towns still provide a splendid alternative to freeways.
Categories: History

Studies in Russian Historical Geography

Studies in Russian Historical Geography

By 1852 , commerce in California was recovering from the recession which followed the end of the gold rush , and this ... At that date the RussianAmerican Company resumed the exportation of salted fish to Honolulu865 barrels in 1860 ...

Author: Professor of Geography James H Bater

Publisher: London ; Toronto : Academic Press

ISBN: WISC:89010144376

Category: Travel

Page: 490

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Categories: Travel