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America, Russia, Hemp, and Napoleon: American Trade with Russia and the Baltic, 1783-1812

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Great insight to how the Unite States cornered the hemp trade, created the first millionaires and denied the British majesty of the seas. John Quincy Adams as minister to Russia befriended Tzar Alexander making worldwide trade possible and allowed Russia to create St Petersburg as one of the centers of commerce in the old world.
A fascinating look at post revolutionary hist
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published 1965 by Ohio State University Press
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Great insight to how the Unite States cornered the hemp trade, created the first millionaires and denied the British majesty of the seas. John Quincy Adams as minister to Russia befriended Tzar Alexander making worldwide trade possible and allowed Russia to create St Petersburg as one of the centers of commerce in the old world.
A fascinating look at post revolutionary history.
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Alfred W. Crosby Jr. (January 15, 1931, Boston, Massachusetts – March 14, 2018, Nantucket Island) was Professor Emeritus of History, Geography, and American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University and University of Helsinki. Crosby studied at Harvard University and Boston University. He was an inter-disciplinary researcher who combined the fields of history, geography, bio ...more

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