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American Fur Seal Diplomacy

The Alaskan Fur Seal Controversy


James Thomas Gay

This book traces the history of the Alaskan fur seal in American diplomacy from 1867 to the present. The study deals with political, economic and conservation interests that became entwined in international controversy which eventually involved Great Britain, Japan, Russia and the United States. At a time when danger to the environment and resources of the world is evident, the examination of fur seal diplomacy has a role in illuminating the problem. The history of the fur seal controversy represents a unique answer to a serious problem in international conservation.
Contents: American Fur Seal Diplomacy traces State Department and conservation history involving the Alaskan fur seal from 1867 to the present.