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Tin can country : Southeast Alaska's historic salmon canneries  Cover Image Book Book

Tin can country : Southeast Alaska's historic salmon canneries / edited by Anjuli Grantham.

Grantham, Anjuli, (editor.). Clemens, Janet, (contributor.). Hofstad, Karen, (contributor.). Kiffer, Dave, (contributor.). King, Bob, (contributor.). Kutchin, Howard M., (contributor.). Mackovjak, Jim, (contributor.). Paulsen, Sue Jensen, (contributor.). PeƱaranda, Oscar, (contributor.). Roppel, Patricia, (contributor.). Sandvik, Mark, (contributor.). Short, Wayne, (contributor.). Williams, Gary E., (contributor.). Yates, Robert, (contributor.).


"Canneries are the sites of Alaska history, contends this multifaceted exploration of the salmon industry in Southeast Alaska. This thematic view includes histories of specific canneries, biographies of individuals who are nearly as colorful as the brightly hued labels that advertised Alaska salmon to the world, and essays that ground the history of canneries in the context of the era. This lushly illustrated volume contains historic photographs, custom made maps, and an unparalleled collection of rare salmon can labels and advertising materials."--Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9780997712902
  • ISBN: 0997712902
  • Physical Description: ix, 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 21 x 31 cm
  • Publisher: Petersburg, AK : Clausen Memorial Museum, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Chapter 1: the early years of Southeast Alaska's salmon industry -- Chapter 2: making and selling canned salmon -- Chapter 3: Hunter Bay and corporate mortality in Alaska's canned salmon industry -- Chapter 4: Loring -- Chapter 5: Petersburg -- Chapter 6: World War I: canneries expand for iron rations -- Chapter 7: World War II tests Alaska's seafood industry and communities -- Chapter 8: salmon traps -- Chapter 9: canneries and civil rights -- Chapter 10: preserving salmon cannery history -- Afterword -- Appendix.
Subject: Salmon canning industry > Alaska > History.
Salmon canneries > Alaska > History.
Labels > Collectors and collecting > Alaska.
Salmon > Labeling.
Labels > Collectors and collecting.
Salmon canneries.
Salmon canning industry.
Genre: History.

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Homer Public Library AK 639.2 GRA (Text) 000151314 Alaskana -- Nonfiction Available -

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