TITLE

BARANOV, ALEXANDER

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Alaska Almanac;2006, Issue 30, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Almanac
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
This article presents a reference entry about Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, former manager of the fur-trading Russian-American Co. and the first governor of Russian Alaska. A failed Siberian fur businessman, Baranov seemed an unlikely choice for overseeing the expansion of the Russian-American empire when he arrived at Kodiak in 1790. But his aggressiveness and tough political skills proved indispensable. Within seven years, he had eliminated all competitors and secured the entire south Alaska coast, from the Aleutian Islands to Yakutat, for the Russian-American Co.
ACCESSION #
23598880

 

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