Prairie Fever

    Prairie Fever

    How British Aristocrats Staked a Claim to the American West

    Peter Pagnamenta

    Duckworth 2012

    Hardback 352pp Illustrated 240x164mm

    9780715643723   Product Code: 19282

    From the 1830s onwards, a succession of British aristocrats headed for the American West, taking with them their valets, their dogs - and their prejudices. This sparkling account describes the newcomers' experiences as they crossed the country to meet Native Americans, hunt buffalo and build cattle empires. Packed with lively incident and colourful personalities, it also charts their reception by Americans often less than pleased at the return of their former colonial overlords.

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