Prairie Fever (BOK)

Peter Pagnamenta

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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. Pagnamenta's wonderful account shows the enthusiasm of the British for new horizons, set against the rise of a modern nation that would eclipse them.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Peter Pagnamenta
Macmillan DMACDIS Orphans
ISBN 9780715645338
Antall sider 368 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Colonialism & imperialism