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The frontier in Alaska and the Matanuska Colony / Orlando W. Miller.

Miller, Orlando W. (Author).


A history of the settlement giving a case-study of the only government subsidized settlement programs established in a near-frontier region.

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  • ISBN: 0300016387
  • ISBN: 9780300016383
  • Physical Description: xi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1975.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-318) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Alaska before the Matanuska colony -- Origins of the Matanuska colony -- Source of the colonists: Great Lakes cutover revion -- Selection and arrival of the colonists -- Early troubles -- Managing the colony -- Paternalism and pioneers -- Press, a hero of self-help, and some rebels -- Promoting the last frontier: the closed safety valve -- Promoting the last frontier: New state.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Current Copyright Fee: GBP20.00 0.
Subject: Land settlement > Alaska > Matanuska River Valley.
Frontier and pioneer life > Alaska > Historiography.
Matanuska River Valley (Alaska) > Economic conditions.
Frontier thesis.
Matanuska, Alaska (Valle) > Condiciones económicas.
Colonisation intérieure > Alaska > Matanuska, Vallée du.
Turner, Hypothèse de.
Matanuska, Vallée du (Alaska) > Conditions économiques.
Economic history.
Frontier and pioneer life > Historiography.
Frontier thesis.
Land settlement.
Alaska > Matanuska River Valley.
United States, Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Matanuska > History.
United States, Alaska > History.
Migration intérieure > États-Unis > Alaska.
Vie des pionniers > États-Unis > Alaska.
Turner, Hypothèse de.

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Homer Public Library AK 333.009798 MIL (Text) 000065955 Alaskana -- Nonfiction Available -
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