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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