|Emne||History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Social classes; USA; c 1800 to c 1900|
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Om Prairie Fever
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.