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Men in Eden : William Drummond Stewart and same-sex desire in the Rocky Mountain fur trade

Author: William Benemann
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The American West of the nineteenth century was a world of freedom and adventure for men of every stripe-- not least those who admired and desired other men. Among these sojourners was William Drummond Stewart, a flamboyant Scottish nobleman who found in American culture of the 1830s and 1840s a cultural milieu of openness in which men could pursue same-sex relationships. Through Stewart's letters and novels,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Nonfiction
Named Person: William Drummond Stewart, Sir; William Drummond Stewart, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Benemann
ISBN: 9780803237780 0803237782
OCLC Number: 779472246
Description: ix, 343 pages, [26] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: [No TOC]
Responsibility: William Benemann.

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