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Seward and the Tsar: Alaska and Emancipation - Presentation by Author Mike Dunham
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Image courtesy of Mike Dunham
Join us at the Valley Library for this free presentation on the major players involved in the purchase of Russian interests in Alaska. Using material from his books "The Man Who Sold Alaska" and "The Man Who Bought Alaska," Dunham will connect the biographies of William Seward, Tsar Alexander II, U.S. General Jefferson Davis, and Chilkat leader Koh'Klux, and place the acquisition of Russian America by the Unites States, 150 years ago, in perspective with their other achievements, notably the ending of slavery in North America.