New Perspectives on Russian-American Relations by William Benton Whisenhunt

By William Benton Whisenhunt

New views on Russian-American relatives includes eighteen articles on Russian-American kin from a global roster of major historians. overlaying subject matters equivalent to exchange, international relations, paintings, battle, public opinion, race, tradition, and extra, the essays exhibit how the 2 international locations with regards to each other throughout time from their first interactions as countries within the eighteenth century to now. rather than being ruled by means of the narrative of the chilly battle, New views on Russian-American relatives versions the intriguing new scholarship that covers greater than the political and diplomatic worlds of the later 20th century and gives students with a wide range of the latest study within the box.

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Baranov provided his motives, noting that he had to have official papers from the headquarters of the company in St. Petersburg, which in turn should be approved by higher Russian authorities. He also suggested that he had limited knowledge of prices for certain goods in Boston and voiced concern about international relations in Europe and that Russian involvement in them might affect mutual commerce. 16 The Anglo-American War of 1812 damaged business contacts between the Russian American Company and the United States traders.

She considered it to be vital to establish regular support of the colonies by all means possible but to be cautious in dealing with foreigners. Since the RAC was formed as a private enterprise under the protection of his imperial majesty, its primarily motivation was trade and economic profit. The Russian Orthodox Church, through its missionaries, helped pacify hostile relations between the Russians and the natives. The Church had limited instructions concerning the relations with foreigners and citizens of the United States.

In the twenty-first century, though, the field has been reborn with exciting new scholarship on Russian-American relations that covers more than the political and diplomatic worlds of the later twentieth century. Scholars have now engaged in exciting new research that helps explain new realities in Russian-American relations. This volume is a sampling of some of the newest scholarship in this area and covers a broad swath of time and many different topics. That, in itself, is one of the key strengths of this volume.

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