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.

The Scottish Settlers of America

The 17th and 18th Centuries
Author: Stephen M. Millett
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 0806347619
Category: History
Page: 234
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Drawing upon research conducted in both Scotland and the United States in manuscript and in published sources, David Dobson has here amassed all the genealogical data that we know of concerning members of the Society of Friends in Scotland prior to 1700 and the origins of Scottish Quakers living in East New Jersey in the 1680s. While there is great deal of variation in the descriptions of the roughly 500 Scottish Quakers listed in the volume, the entries typically give the individual's name, date or place of birth, and occupation, and sometimes the name of a spouse or date of marriage, name of parents, place and reason for imprisonment in Scotland, place of indenture, date of death, and the source of the information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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The Kingdom of Matthias

A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
Author: Paul E. Johnson,Sean Wilentz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199939128
Category: History
Page: 256
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Paul Johnson and Sean Wilentz brilliantly recapture the forgotten story of Matthias the Prophet, imbuing their richly researched account with the dramatic force of a novel. In the hands of Johnson and Wilentz, the strange tale of Matthias opens a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements that swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Into this teeming environment walked a down-and-out carpenter named Robert Matthews, who announced himself as Matthias, prophet of the God of the Jews. His hypnotic personality drew in a cast of unforgettable characters--the meekly devout businessman Elijah Pierson, who once tried to raise his late wife from the dead; the young attractive Christian couple, Benjamin Folger and his wife Ann (who seduced the woman-hating Prophet); and the shrewd ex-slave Isabella Van Wagenen, regarded by some as "the most wicked of the wicked." None was more colorful than the Prophet himself, a bearded, thundering tyrant who gathered his followers into an absolutist household, using their money to buy an elaborate, eccentric wardrobe, and reordering their marital relations. By the time the tensions within the kingdom exploded into a clash with the law, Matthias had become a national scandal.

The Prehistory Of Scotland


Author: V. Gordon Childe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317606477
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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This volume, originally published in 1935, sought to reveal the significance of Scottish prehistory for the development of understanding of European prehistory. Written at a time of rapid accumulation of new relics and monuments and the insights from them, Professor Childe presented some important new data and made tentative conclusions for the future results from these finds. After an introduction to the geography of Scotland the book looks at evidence from cairns, tombs and stone circles and then addresses chronologically the evidence from Early Bronze Age to Late and onto the Iron Age, with a chapter devoted to forts, towns and castles. It ends with a discussion of what happened in the Dark Ages and addresses questions about the Celts and the Picts and the diversity of the peoples in Scotland.

Essays on Northeastern North America, 17th & 18th Centuries


Author: John G. Reid
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442691263
Category: History
Page: 272
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In examining the history of northeastern North America in the seventeenth and eighteen centuries, it is important to take into account diverse influences and experiences. Not only was the relationship between native inhabitants and colonial settlers a defining characteristic of Acadia/Nova Scotia and New England in this era, but it was also a relationship shaped by wider continental and oceanic connections. The essays in this volume deal with topics such as colonial habitation, imperial exchange, and aboriginal engagement, all of which were pervasive phenomena of the time. John G. Reid argues that these were complicated processes that interacted freely with one another, shaping the human experience at different times and places. Northeastern North America was an arena of distinctive complexities in the early modern period, and this collection uses it as an example of a manageable and logical basis for historical study. Reid also explores the significance of anniversary observances and commemorations that have served as vehicles of reflection on the lasting implications of historical developments in the early modern period. These and other insights amount to a fresh perspective on the region and offer a deeper understanding of North American history.