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CONTENTS
PREFACE............................................................................................................
7
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................13
Chapter First
THE ACTIVITY OF THE MERCHANT TRADE COMPANIES, 1781-1787 ....
31
The Specifics of the Organization of the Russian Fur Trade in the North Pacific in
the Second Half of the XVIII Century.................................................................
31
The Beginning of I.L. Golikov-G.l. Shelikhov Cooperation. 1781-1783 ............
45
G.I. and N.A. Shelikhovs Sailing to the Northwest of America and the
Foundation of the Permanent Russian Settlements..............................................
49
Chapter Second
THE GOLIKOV-SHELIKHOV COMPANY ON THE ROAD TO THE MO
NOPOLY. 1787-1797 ........................................................................................
60
The Activity of Golikov and Shelikhov in St. Petersburg, 1787-1788 .................
60
The Signing of the Agreements Between Companions. 1791-1794 ....................
71
Shelikhovs Struggle for the Fur Market on the North Pacific. 1795-1797 .........
80
Chapter Third
THE FOUNDING OF THE RUSSIAN-AMERICAN COMPANY. 1797-1799
91
The Creation of the American Company of Golikov, Shelikhova and Mylnikov.
1797-1798.....................................................................
91
The Ratifying of the Charter of the United American Company. August 3, 1798
100
The Relations Between the Russian-Greek Orthodox Mission with the Trade
Companies on the Eve of There Unification ....................................................... 105
The Preparation and Confirmation of the Rules and Privileges of the Russian-
American Company. July 8, 1799 ....................................................................... 108
The Financial Situation of the Russian-American Company and the Perspective
for Its Development............................................................................................ 121
CONCLUSION .................................................................................................. I24
TABLES ...................................................................................
133
BIBLIOGRAPHY .............................................................................................. 136
THE LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS .................................................................... 148
INDEX................................................................................................................ I49
SUMMARY ....................................................................................................... 153
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