William Benemann, Men in Eden: William Drummond Stewart and Same-Sex Desire in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade.

@article{Dokou2015WilliamBM,
  title={William Benemann, Men in Eden: William Drummond Stewart and Same-Sex Desire in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade.},
  author={Christina Dokou},
  journal={European journal of American studies},
  year={2015}
}
  • Christina Dokou
  • Published 28 April 2015
  • History
  • European journal of American studies
The narrative begins and (virtually) ends with the same absurd scene: a frolicking medieval fair, gents only, in full swing—costumes and all—on the shores of Fremont Lake, in the North Platte of the wild Rocky Mountains, in the summer of 1843. By the end of the book, however, the absurdity of that camp has been clarified as the projection of another sort of camp, that of the creator and financer of the expedition, William Drummond Stewart, nineteenth Lord of Grandtully, seventh Baronet of Mur…