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Empire's edge [electronic resource] : American society in Nome, Alaska, 1898-1934 / Preston Jones.

Author/Creator:
Jones, Preston, 1966-
Publication:
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (170 p.)
Subjects:
Group identity -- Alaska -- Nome -- History -- 19th century.
Group identity -- Alaska -- Nome -- History -- 20th century.
Community life -- Alaska -- Nome -- History -- 19th century.
Community life -- Alaska -- Nome -- History -- 20th century.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Alaska -- Nome.
Nome (Alaska) -- History.
Nome (Alaska) -- Social life and customs.
Nome (Alaska) -- Social conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In 1898, Nome, Alaska, burst into the American consciousness when one of the largest gold strikes in the world occurred on its shores. Over the next ten years, Nome's population exploded as both men and women came north to seek their fortunes. Closer to Siberia than to New York, Nome's citizens created their own version of small-town America on the northern frontier. Less than 150 miles from the Arctic Circle, they weathered the Great War and the diphtheria epidemic of 1925 as well as floods, fires, and the Great Depression. They enlivened the Alaska winters with pastimes such as high-school b
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Introduction: Context and Themes; 1. Forging Americanness; 2. Reaching for Empire; 3. Winning; 4. Community; 5. Struggle; 6. Settling; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-152) and index.
ISBN:
1-60223-152-4
OCLC:
893740842
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