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Russian AmericaAn Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867$
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Ilya Vinkovetsky

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195391282

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.001.0001

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Conclusion: The Meaning of 1867

Conclusion: The Meaning of 1867

(p.181) Conclusion: The Meaning of 1867
Russian America

Ilya Vinkovetsky (Contributor Webpage)

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Why did Russia sell Alaska? The conclusion examines Russia's decision to quit New World colonization, and how it was related to the themes of this book, including the weakness of Russia's overseas colonial system and the resistance to Russian rule by the Alaska Natives. The conclusion argues that the sale of Alaska was part of the Great Reforms policies of imperial retrenchment pursued by the cabinet of Emperor Alexander II. The conclusion contextualizes the sale of Alaska to the United States in the histories of the Russian Empire, the United States, and the North Pacific Rim, and briefly rehearses the different themes treated in the book.

Keywords:   sale of Alaska, Russian Empire, United States, resistance, colonization, overseas colonial system, Great Reforms, Alexander II, North Pacific Rim

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