Fur Trade Wars North America (HIST 310.3)

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HIST 310 01 September 2017 Robert Englebert


This course is an introduction to the history of the fur trade in North America prior to the merger of the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company in 1821. The lectures, readings and discussions will examine the major events, issues, and themes surrounding the fur trade. Fur trade history intersects with numerous other histories, allowing for a wide assortment of topics including native-newcomer relations, commodities and historical economic conditions, the evolution of gender relations, imperial/colonial societies and conquest, labour, transportation, and changing concepts of modernity.


3 credit units HIST at the 200-level


North America; Pre-1815

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