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The Resource Alaska in the Progressive Age : a political history 1896-1916, Thomas Alton

Alaska in the Progressive Age : a political history 1896-1916, Thomas Alton

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Alaska in the Progressive Age : a political history 1896-1916
Title
Alaska in the Progressive Age
Title remainder
a political history 1896-1916
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Alton
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Alaska emerged from obscurity in the late 1890s, and the growth of its population and economy occurred during an era of Progressive change when the centers of power were shifting from giant business conglomerates to government-mandated regulation and socio-economic reform. The territory benefitted greatly, but progress arrived piecemeal over the course of decades. The pioneers were eager to see Alaska develop. They wanted systems of transportation, communication, and effective law, and they wanted them now. When Congress was slow to act, Alaskans responded with cries of neglect and abuse, and those complaints festered and persisted. Such feelings were not wrong or misplaced. Alaskans living in the moment had no way of peering into the future. But from today's perspective we can see that over time Alaska as both a territory and a state has been enriched far more than neglected or abused by the United States government. The journalist and the historian view the same events through different colored glasses. Each writer brings a unique point of view, and it is these fresh interpretations that keep history alive and vital."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Alton, Thomas L
Dewey number
979.8/03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F909
LC item number
.A47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Alaska
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Alaska
Label
Alaska in the Progressive Age : a political history 1896-1916, Thomas Alton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Congress Considers the Needs of Alaska
  • 5.
  • Alaska Syndicate Emerges as an Economic and Political Force
  • 6.
  • Alaskans Fight for Territorial Self-Government
  • 7.
  • Win for Self-Government
  • 8.
  • Frontier Politics in 1912
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Progressivism and the Alaska Railroad
  • 10.
  • New Land of Opportunity
  • 1.
  • Prominence of Gold in 1890s America
  • 2.
  • Beginnings of Modern-Day Alaska
  • 3.
  • Roots of Progressivism
  • 4.
Control code
MSTDDA5896933
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 282 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781602233850
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Alaska in the Progressive Age : a political history 1896-1916, Thomas Alton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Congress Considers the Needs of Alaska
  • 5.
  • Alaska Syndicate Emerges as an Economic and Political Force
  • 6.
  • Alaskans Fight for Territorial Self-Government
  • 7.
  • Win for Self-Government
  • 8.
  • Frontier Politics in 1912
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Progressivism and the Alaska Railroad
  • 10.
  • New Land of Opportunity
  • 1.
  • Prominence of Gold in 1890s America
  • 2.
  • Beginnings of Modern-Day Alaska
  • 3.
  • Roots of Progressivism
  • 4.
Control code
MSTDDA5896933
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 282 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781602233850
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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