The fur trade is a fascinating piece of American history. Award winning author John Bockstoce provides a comprehensive view of the maritime and arctic portion of the trade in his new book Furs and Frontiers in the Far North. The book is published by Yale University Press.

Bockstoce himself is a fascinating guy. An independent scholar, his research has focused heavily on the arctic and his process is akin to the 19th-century explorers that spur him along. One of the many interesting characters I met while working at the Whaling Museum.

Available now from Amazon.

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