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Prairie fever : British aristocrats in the American West, 1830-1890

Author: Peter Pagnamenta
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Recounts the lives and adventures of British aristocrats who explored and settled in the American West between 1830 and 1890, becoming landowners and making social adjustments to rub elbows with fur traders, Indians, and buffalo.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Pagnamenta
ISBN: 9780393072396 0393072398
OCLC Number: 755705004
Description: xvii, 338 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: 1887 : Frontier Days --
pt. 1. Freedom for the Spirit --
Encircling Vastness --
Beyond the Mississippi --
Red Men and Blue Bloods --
Buffalo Dreams --
"Who would not go a'pleasuring!" --
pt. 2. Staking a Claim --
Private Paradise --
A Place for the Boys --
"Hail Britannia!" --
Cattle Lords --
"Land Grabbers" --
Epilogue: 1887.
Responsibility: Peter Pagnamenta.

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Recounts the lives and adventures of British aristocrats who explored and settled in the American West between 1830 and 1890, becoming landowners and making social adjustments to rub elbows with fur traders, Indians, and buffalo.

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