First published in 1848, "Hudson Bay", Robert Michael Ballantyne's most famous book, details life as a fur trader in the Canadian wilderness.
"Hudson Bay" follows Ballantyne from the shores of the Thames and Hudson Bay to the company's colony at Red River, located in present-day Winnipeg.
The book is truly quite extraordinary; with it, the reader may explore the New World, with all its peculiarities and dangers, for the first time alongside Ballantyne.
Ballantyne also details the business of fur trading, the habits of local Native American tribes and the workings of life at the colony.
"Hudson Bay" is a uniquely personal and detailed journey into the lives of men crucial to the development of the North American continent's economy.