Colonists from Scotland

Emigration to North America, 1707-1783
Author: Ian C. Graham,Ian Charles Cargill Graham
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806345178
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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This distinguished monograph is a treatise on the causes and character of Scottish emigration to North America prior to the American Revolution. Entire chapters are then devoted to Lowland and Highland emigration, forced transportation of felons and the drafting of Scottish troops to the colonies, rising rents and other factors in the Scottish social structure, and the British government's role in colonization. Three concluding chapters cover the geographical centers of Scottish settlement--especially the Carolinas.

Scotland and Its First American Colony, 1683-1765


Author: Ned C. Landsman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400854989
Category: History
Page: 376
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Against the background of a distinctive Lowland society transformed by commercializing and Anglicizing influences in the years after Scotland's union with England, the author traces the establishment of the East Jersey colony in 1683 and its spread westward to incorporate the whole of the New York to Philadelphia corridor. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Scotland During the Plantation of Ulster

The People of Dumfries and Galloway, 1600-1699
Author: David Dobson
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 0806353872
Category: Reference
Page: 134
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This book is designed as an aid to family historians researching their origins in Dumfries and Galloway.

An Imperial State at War

Britain From 1689-1815
Author: Lawrence Stone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134546025
Category: History
Page: 384
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The study of eighteenth century history has been transformed by the writings of John Brewer, and most recently, with The Sinews of Power, he challenged the central concepts of British history. Brewer argues that the power of the British state increased dramatically when it was forced to pay the costs of war in defence of her growing empire. In An Imperial State at War, edited by Lawrence Stone (himself no stranger to controversy), the leading historians of the eighteenth century put the Brewer thesis under the spotlight. Like the Sinews of Power itself, this is a major advance in the study of Britain's first empire.

Political Annals of the Present United Colonies

From Their Settlement to the Peace of 1763; Compiled Chiefly from Records, and Authorised Often by the Insertion of State-papers
Author: George Chalmers
Publisher: London : Printed for the author and sold by J. Bowen
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 695
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Emigration from Scotland Between the Wars

Opportunity Or Exile?
Author: Marjory Harper
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719049279
Category: History
Page: 243
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After an opening section where the author sets the Scottish experience within the context of the rest of the British Isles, the book then divides the country geographically, starting with the Highlands, then coastal Scotland, and the urban Lowland highlighting in turn the factors that influenced each of these areas.

Union and Empire

The Making of the United Kingdom in 1707
Author: Allan I. Macinnes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521850797
Category: History
Page: 382
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A major interpretation of the 1707 Act of Union and the making of the United Kingdom.

The Scotch-Irish

A Social History
Author: James G. Leyburn
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807842591
Category: History
Page: 377
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Dispelling much of what he terms the 'mythology' of the Scotch-Irish, James Leyburn provides an absorbing account of their heritage. He discusses their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to Northern Ireland and the action of their residence in that region upon their outlook on life; and their successive migrations to America, where they settled especially in the back-country of Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, and then after the Revolutionary War were in the van of pioneers to the west.

The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855

Glengarry and Beyond
Author: Lucille H. Campey
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781897045015
Category: History
Page: 376
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Scots, some of Upper Canadas earliest pioneers, influenced its early development. This book charts the progress of Scottish settlement throughout the province.

A Global Clan

Scottish Migrant Networks and Identities since the Eighteenth Century
Author: Angela McCarthy
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857712950
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Through a unique approach connecting personal accounts to 'networks' of kin and social groups, ‘A Global Clan’ engages in expanding debates on migration that link imperial history and the European diaspora. Migration from Scotland since the eighteenth century has been a powerful force, influencing the politics, economics, demography, sociology, and culture of many regions across the world. This book uses new material to explore Scottish migrant networks, identities, and personal experiences in areas as diverse as India, New Zealand, and Canada. Assorted migrant voices are presented, from Ellis Island and Australia, the tracts of transients in Asia and the Caribbean, and voluminous correspondence from North America. The overarching approach promises a significant contribution to the historiography that will make it essential reading for scholars of migration and identity.

Sugar and Slavery

An Economic History of the British West Indies, 1623-1775
Author: Richard B. Sheridan
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
ISBN: 9789768125132
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 529
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Sugar and Slaves presents a vivid portrait of English life in the Caribbean more than three centuries ago. Dunn examines sugar production techniques, the vicious character of the slave trade, the problems of adapting English ways to the tropics, and the appalling mortality rates for both blacks and whites that made these colonies the richest, but in human terms the least successful, in English America.

James VII

Duke and King of Scots
Author: Alastair Mann
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 1907909095
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 348
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James VII and II is one of the least studied monarchs of Scotland, and has previously mostly been studied from an English perspective or as the muddled victim of the revolution of 1688/9 which delivered for Britain much-vaunted political emancipation. This book provides the first complete portrait of James as a Stewart prince of Scotland, as duke of Albany and King of Scots. It re-evaluates the traditional views of James as a Catholic extremist and absolutist who failed through incompetence, and challenges preconceptions based on strong views of his failings, both in popular belief and serious history. Investigating the personality and motives of the man, this biography assesses James as commander, as Christian and as king, but also as family man and Restoration libertine - a prince of his time. Painting a picture of James from cradle to grave, from childhood to resigned exile, it brings him to life within his Scottish context and as a member of the royal line of Scotland. The journey from dashing young cavalry commander to pious prince in exile appears oddly incongruous given the political and personal trials that lay between. That journey was much more of Scotland than previous studies have suggested - indeed, James was in many ways the last King of Scots.

The British Isles

A History of Four Nations
Author: Hugh Kearney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521484886
Category: History
Page: 324
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This is a unique account of the British Isles from pre-Roman times to the twentieth century, distinguished by its stress on the fact that English history forms only part of a wider "history of four nations." To ignore this wider dimension is to distort our view of the past and hinder our understanding of the present. Wide-ranging, the book transforms and challenges traditional accounts of what constitutes national history.

Englishes Around the World: General studies, British Isles, North America


Author: Edgar Werner Schneider
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027248761
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 335
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The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Görlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 1 contains articles on general topics and studies of what might be termed “Old” Englishes, varieties of English that have been rooted in their respective regions for a long time and have been traditional focal points of scholarly study. The first section contains eight general and comparative papers (dealing with terminological matters or definitions of core concepts, historical issues, structural comparisons across a wide range of varieties); the second one has nine papers on dialects of English as used in the British Isles (covering England, Scotland, Ulster and Ireland); and finally, there are four contributions on North American varieties of English (including Southern English, African American Vernacular English, Newfoundland Vernacular English, and American English in a historical perspective). The thematic scope comprises the levels of lexis, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and orthography, as well as sociohistorical issues, the question of the evolution and transmission of dialects, various sources of evidence including literary dialect.