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.
240pp / paperback / 18" x 12" / full color