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Desperate Undertakings

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Some of the best-known figures in the history of North American exploration were Scots. This chapter assesses the achievements and failures of Alexander Mackenzie, Simon Fraser, Robert Stuart, John ... More


Bering and Chirikov by Sea, 1741; Hearne, 1770 and Mackenzie, 1789 by Land

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the voyages of exploration made by Vitus Bering, Aleksei Chirikov, Samuel Hearne, and Alexander Mackenzie in the eighteenth century. Bering led a Russian venture to Alaska ... More


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