The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776


Author: Duane Meyer
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620626
Category: History
Page: 230
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Meyer addresses himself principally to two questions. Why did many thousands of Scottish Highlanders emigrate to America in the eighteenth century, and why did the majority of them rally to the defense of the Crown. . . . Offers the most complete and intelligent analysis of them that has so far appeared.--William and Mary Quarterly Using a variety of original sources -- official papers, travel documents, diaries, and newspapers -- Duane Meyer presents an impressively complete reconstruction of the settlement of the Highlanders in North Carolina. He examines their motives for migration, their life in America, and their curious political allegiance to George III.

Scots: Studies in its Literature and Language


Author: John M. Kirk,Iseabail |Macleod
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401209901
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 309
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The skillful use of the Scots language has long been a distinguishing feature of the literatures of Scotland. The essays in this volume make a major contribution to our understanding of the Scots language, past and present, and its written dissemination in poetry, fiction and drama, and in non-literary texts, such as personal letters. They cover aspects of the development of a national literature in the Scots language, and they also give due weight to its international dimension by focusing on translations into Scots from languages as diverse as Greek, Latin and Chinese, and by considering the spread of written Scots to Northern Ireland, the United States of America and Australia. Many of the essays respond to and extend the scholarship of J. Derrick McClure, whose considerable impact on Scottish literary and linguistic studies is surveyed and assessed in this volume.

Wayfaring Strangers

The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Author: Fiona Ritchie,Doug Orr
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618230
Category: Music
Page: 384
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Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland, a carrying stream that merged with sounds and songs of English, German, Welsh, African American, French, and Cherokee origin. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe. In Wayfaring Strangers, Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr guide readers on a musical voyage across oceans, linking people and songs through centuries of adaptation and change. From ancient ballads at the heart of the tradition to instruments that express this dynamic music, Ritchie and Orr chronicle the details of an epic journey. Enriched by the insights of key contributors to the living tradition on both sides of the Atlantic, this abundantly illustrated volume includes a CD featuring 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, including Dolly Parton, Dougie MacLean, Cara Dillon, John Doyle, Pete Seeger, Sheila Kay Adams, Jean Ritchie, Doc Watson, David Holt, Anais Mitchell, Al Petteway, and Amy White.

The Leviathan of Wealth

The Sutherland fortune in the industrial revolution
Author: Eric Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135031851
Category: History
Page: 352
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Published in the year 2006, The Leviathan of Wealth is a valuable contribution to the field of Major Works.

Highland Heritage

Scottish Americans in the American South
Author: R. Celeste Ray
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807849132
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Explores how the Scottish heritage and folklore thrives and blends with Southern regional myths and culture, and how that creates a unique sense of identity for Scottish Americans.

A Coat of Many Colors

Religion and Society along the Cape Fear River of North Carolina
Author: Walter Conser
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813171463
Category: History
Page: 384
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While religious diversity is often considered a recent phenomenon in America, the Cape Fear region of southeastern North Carolina has been a diverse community since the area was first settled. Early on, the region and the port city of Wilmington were more urban than the rest of the state and thus provided people with opportunities seldom found in other parts of North Carolina. This area drew residents from many ethnic backgrounds, and the men and women who settled there became an integral part of the region’s culture. Set against the backdrop of national and southern religious experience, A Coat of Many Colors examines issues of religious diversity and regional identity in the Cape Fear area. Author Walter H. Conser Jr. draws on a broad range of sources, including congregational records, sermon texts, liturgy, newspaper accounts, family memoirs, and technological developments to explore the evolution of religious life in this area. Beginning with the story of prehistoric Native Americans and continuing through an examination of life at the end of twentieth century, Conser tracks the development of the various religions, denominations, and ethnic groups that call the Cape Fear region home. From early Native American traditions to the establishment of the first churches, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques, and temples, A Coat of Many Colors offers a comprehensive view of the religious and ethnic diversity that have characterized Cape Fear throughout its history. Through the lens of regional history, Conser explores how this area’s rich religious and racial diversity can be seen as a microcosm for the South, and he examines the ways in which religion can affect such diverse aspects of life as architecture and race relations.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 6: Ethnicity
Author: Celeste Ray
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616580
Category: Reference
Page: 296
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Transcending familiar categories of "black" and "white," this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture complicates and enriches our understanding of "southernness" by identifying the array of cultures that combined to shape the South. This exploration of southern ethnicities examines the ways people perform and maintain cultural identities through folklore, religious faith, dress, music, speech, cooking, and transgenerational tradition. Accessibly written and informed by the most recent research that recovers the ethnic diversity of the early South and documents the more recent arrival of new cultural groups, this volume greatly expands upon the modest Ethnic Life section of the original Encyclopedia. Contributors describe 88 ethnic groups that have lived in the South from the Mississippian Period (1000-1600) to the present. They include 34 American Indian groups, as well as the many communities with European, African, and Asian cultural ties that came to the region after 1600. Southerners from all backgrounds are likely to find themselves represented here.

Within and Without Empire

Scotland Across the (Post)colonial Borderline
Author: Theo van Heijnsbergen,Carla Sassi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443855677
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 275
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The concept of the border evoked by the title of the present volume provides a central interpretative key for our project at more than one level, as it is suggestive both of Scotland as a 'theoretical borderland' in relation to the Empire and postcoloniality, and of our attempt at bringing into dialogue scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, including Scottish, Celtic and postcolonial studies. The 'Scotland' of the present volume's title is thus suggestive of a critical standpoint ...

Der magische Steinkreis

Das große Kompendium zur Highland-Saga
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641127939
Category: Fiction
Page: 848
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Nach den vier bisher erschienenen Bestsellern ihrer großen Highland-Saga präsentiert Diana Gabaldon hier ein hochinformatives Begleitbuch für alle Fans – und solche, die es werden wollen. Es gewährt einen spannenden und unterhaltsamen Blick „hinter die Kulissen“ der zeitlosen Liebe von Claire und Jamie. Die Geschichte hinter der Geschichte also... Aus dem Inhalt: - Die Inhaltsangaben zu allen vier erschienenen Romanen - Eine umfassende Darstellung aller wichtigen Charaktere der Saga inklusive „Stammbäumen“ - Ein ausführliches Glossar der gälischen Ausdrücke mit Tipps zur korrekten Aussprache - Eine kleine Einführung in die Heilpflanzenkunde, die Claire im 18. Jahrhundert praktiziert Leseproben der noch unveröffentlichten Romane 5 und 6 und vieles, vieles mehr!

Records of the Executive Council, 1755-1775


Author: Robert J. Cain
Publisher: Division of Archives and History North Carolina Department Tural
ISBN: 9780865262614
Category: North Carolina
Page: 870
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Each volume of this landmark series begins with a thorough introduction setting the historical context for the group of documents contained therein. An expansive index completed each volume. Includes much material not printed in the first Colonial Records series.