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Tin Can Country: Southeast Alaska's Historic Salmon Canneries

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Edited by Anjuli Grantham, once of Kodiak, AK

"Canneries are sites of Alaska history, contends this multifaceted exploration of the salmon industry in Southeast Alaska. This thematic view includes histories of specific canneries, biographies of individuals who are nearly as colorful as the brightly hued labels that advertised Alaska salmon to the world, and essays that ground the history of canneries in the context of the era. This lushly illustrated volume contains historic photographs, custom made maps, and an unparalleled collection of rare salmon can labels and advertising materials. The result of a decades-long collaboration between historian, Patricia Roppel, and collector, Karen Hofstad, this book shows how a humble can of salmon packs an unexpected punch of social, political, and business history, serving it up in a creative and compelling way."

Anjuli Grantham graduated with a MA from the University of South Carolina Public History Program with a historic preservation concentration in 2011. After graduation, Grantham served as the curator of collections and exhibits at the Kodiak History Museum in Kodiak, Alaska until June 2016. Grantham then worked as a consulting historian and served as the project director of the Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative with the Alaska Historical Society.

    • Pages: 223
    • Dimensions: 12 x .75 x 8.5 inches
    • Publisher: Clausen Memorial Museum; Second Edition (2022)
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