The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America
A Presentation by Eric Jay Dolin
Sponsored by the New Mexico History Museum and the Santa Fe Public Library
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
12:00 - 1:30 pm
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave.
From the establishment of the first trading posts by the Dutch East India Co. to the dissolution of the American Fur company and the near destruction of the buffalo, Eric Jay Dolin shows us in Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America how the fur trade was one of the key motivating forces in the imperial struggle for the colonies, and later the driving inspiration for America’s westward expansion.
Eric Jay Dolin’s previous book, Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America, was chosen by the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe as one of the best books of 2007.
This event is free and open to the public.