Prairie Fever

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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.

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Prairie Fever

Prairie Fever

British Aristocrats in the American West 1830-1890

Norton2012

Hardback362pp Illustrated

9780393072396     Product Code: 223208

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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.

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