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Prairie Fever (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 18/07/2013
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From the 1830s onward, a succession of well-born Britons headed to the American wilderness to find fulfilment. They brought their dogs, valets and the attitudes and prejudices of their class with them. With comic detail, Peter Pagnamenta shows what the locals made of the newcomers as they crossed the country to see the Indians, hunted buffalo and eventually built cattle empires. But as the British became big American landowners, they found themselves attacked as land vultures attempting a new colonisation.

Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
ISBN: 9780715645338
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 291 g
Dimensions: 185 x 125 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A remarkable new book * Daily Mail *
In this fascinating history Peter Pagnamenta tells the stories of these aristocratic pioneers with an eye for both comic and sympathetic detail * We Love This Book *
A parade of colourful personalities and richly detailed scenes which entertain and, cumulatively, expose the violence of cultural imperialism * TLS *

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