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Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Ilya Vinkovetsky


This is a book about Russian colonial practice in Alaska, aka Russian America, from the time that it was visited by Russia's first round-the-world voyage to the time that it was sold to the United States. The setting of Russian America elicited unprecedented strategies and practices from the designers and implementers of the Russian Empire's colonial policies. As the one and only overseas colony of an empire situated on a huge contiguous landmass, Russian America presented them with a different challenge. In order to address it, St. Petersburg treated the overseas colony as a kind of an experi ... More

Keywords: Russian America, Russian-American Company, circumnavigation, colonialism, indigenous people, colonial policies, Russian Empire, overseas, voyages, assimilation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195391282
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ilya Vinkovetsky, author
Simon Fraser University
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