Gentlemen on the Prairie : Victorians in Pioneer Iowa / by Curtis Harnack.

In the 1880s, the well-connected young Englishman William B. Close and his three brothers, having bought thousands of acres of northwest Iowa prairie, conceived the idea of enticing sons of Britain's upper classes to pursue the life of the landed gentry on these fertile acres. "Yesterday a...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Harnack, Curtis, 1927-2013.
Format: eBook
Published:Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2011.
Series:Bur oak book.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Introduction; 1. Athlete into Immigrant; 2. The Prairie Lords; 3. The Prospect before Them; 4. Going Out to Iowa; 5. Landed Gentry in the Making; 6. Some Difficulties Surmounted; 7. Gentlemanly Activities; 8. The Faces of Success; 9. The Colony Portrayed; 10. How the Game Was Played; 11. Colony Concepts, Personal Destinies; 12. Two Colonials; 13. Getting On with It; 14. The State of the Colony; 15. A Bit of a Struggle; 16. Dramatic Endings; 17. In the Fullness of Time; 18. The Vanished Colony; Notes; Index; About the Author.