Download E-books Russian Shadows on the British Northwest Coast of North America, 1810-1890: A Study of Rejection of Defense Responsibilities (Pacific Maritime Studies Series) PDF

By Glynn Barratt

Russia threw her shadow at the Northwest Coast sooner than the British got here to what's referred to now as British Columbia. Spanish fears of a 'Muscovite' improve on her possessions from Alaskan outposts have been popular in eighteenth-century Europe. This publication makes a speciality of the advance of British and Canadian perceptions of Russian naval energy within the Pacific throughout the 19th century and weighs the implications -- mental, political, and army -- of the reluctance of either international locations to imagine coastal defence obligations.

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