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Riassunto: The trading post is an old and influential institution. Established in the midst of an undeveloped society by a more advanced people, it is a center not only of new economic influences, but also of all the transforming forces that accompany the intercourse of a higher with a lower civilization. The Phoenicians developed the institution into a great historic agency. Closely associated with piracy at first, their commerce gradually freed itself from this and spread throughout the Mediterranean lands. A passage in the Odyssey (B ook XV.) enables us to trace the genesis of the Phoenician trading post: Thither came the Phoenicians, mariners renowned, greedy merchant-men with countless trinkets in a black ship They abode among us a whole year, and got together much wealth in their hollow ship. And when their hollow ship was now laden to depart, they sent a messenger There 1I nthis paper I have rewritten and enlarged an address before the State Historical Society of Wisconsin on the Character and Influence of the Fur Trade in Wisconsin, published in the Proceedings of the Thirtysixth Annual Meeting, 1889. I am under obligations to Mr. Reuben Gr. Thwaites, Secretary of this society, for his generous assistance in pro curing material for my work, and to Professor Charles H. Haskins, my colleague, who kindly read both manuscript and proof and made helpful suggestions. The reader will notice that throughout the paper I have used the word Northwest in a limited sense as referring to the region included between the Great Lakes and the Ohio and Mississippi
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Titolo: The Character and Influence of the Indian ...
Casa editrice: Forgotten Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2012
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