British Aristocrats in the American West 1830-1890
Hardback 362pp Illustrated
9780393072396   Product Code: 23208
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 incidents and colourful personalities, it also charts their reception by Americans often less than pleased at the return of their former colonial overlords.