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.

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.

Carolina Cradle

Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762
Author: Robert W. Ramsey
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616793
Category: History
Page: 264
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This account of the settlement of one segment of the North Carolina frontier -- the land between the Yadkin and Catawba rivers -- examines the process by which the piedmont South was populated. Through its ingenious use of hundreds of sources and documents, Robert Ramsey traces the movement of the original settlers and their families from the time they stepped onto American shores to their final settlement in the northwest Carolina territory. He considers the economic, religious, social, and geographical influences that led the settlers to Rowan County and describes how this frontier community was organized and supervised.

Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785

Author: David Dobson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820340782
Category: History
Page: 280
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Before 1650, only a few hundred Scots had trickled into the American colonies, but by the early 1770s the number had risen to 10,000 per year. A conservative estimate of the total number of Scots who settled in North America prior to 1785 is around 150,000. Who were these Scots? What did they do? Where did they settle? What factors motivated their emigration? Dobson's work, based on original research on both sides of the Atlantic, comprehensively identifies the Scottish contribution to the settlement of North America prior to 1785, with particular emphasis on the seventeenth century.

Carolina Scots

An Historical and Genealogical Study of Over 100 Years of Emigration
Author: Douglas F. Kelly,Caroline Switzer Kelly
Publisher: Seventeen Thirty Nine Publications
Category: History
Page: 485
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"Part I stands on its own as an historical study of early emigrations following the lead of the Argyll Colony in 1739 ... Part II provides a comprehensive listing of names and locations of Scottish North and South Carolina families beginning in 1739 and continuing with the descendents down to three, four or five generations for nearly a century."--Front flap of jacket.

Quakers and the American Family

British Settlement in the Delaware Valley
Author: Barry Levy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195049764
Category: History
Page: 340
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Americans have an unusually strong family ideology. We believe that morally self-sufficient nuclear households must serve as the foundation of a republican society. In this history, Barry Levy traces this contemporary view of family life all the way back to the Quakers. Levy argues that the Quakers brought a new vision of family and social life to America--one that contrasted sharply with the harsh, formal world of the Puritans in New England. The Quaker emphasis was on affection, friendship and hospitality. They stressed the importance of women in the home, and of self-disciplined, non-coercive childrearing. This book explains how and why the Quakers had such a profound cultural impact (and why more so in Pennsylvania and America than in England); and what the Quakers' experience with their own family system can tell us about American family ideology. Who were the Northwest British Quakers and why did their family system so impress English, French, and New England reformers--Voltaire, Crèvecouer, Brissot, Emerson, George Bancroft, Lydia Maria Child, and Lousia May Alcott, to name just a few? To answer this question, Levy tells the story of a large group of Quaker farmers from their development of a new family and communal life in England in the 1650s to their emigration and experience in Pennsylvania between 1681 and 1790. The book is thus simultaneously a trans-Atlantic community study of the migration and transplantation of ordinary British peoples in the tradition of Sumner Chilton Powell's Puritan Village; the story of the formation and development of a major Anglo-American faith; and an exploration of the origins of American family ideology. --From publisher's description.

The Original Scots Colonists of Early America

Supplement, 1607-1707
Author: David Dobson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 185
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A compilation of all extant records pertaining to the original Scottish emigrants to the American colonies. Over 7,100 people listed of the approximately 150,000 Scots who emigrated to America before the Revolutionary War.

Tennessee Cousins

A History of Tennessee People
Author: Worth S. Ray
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806302898
Category: Reference
Page: 826
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A Dance Called America

The Scottish Highlands, The United States and Canada
Author: James Hunter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780573618
Category: History
Page: 288
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A new dance is devised on the Isle of Skye in the eighteenth century. An exhilarating dance. A dance, one visitor reports, that 'the emigration from Skye has occasioned'. The visitor asks for the dance's name. 'They call it America,' he is told. Now James Hunter, one of Scotland's leading historians, provides the first comprehensive account of what happened to the thousands of people who, over the last 300 years, left Skye and other parts of the Scottish Highlands to make new lives in the United States and Canada. The product both of painstaking research and extensive travels in North America, this is the definitive story of the Highland impact on the New World, the story of how soldiers, explorers, guerrilla fighters, fur traders, lumberjacks and pioneer settlers from the north of Scotland found, on the other side of the Atlantic, freedoms and opportunities denied to them at home.

Cold Mountain

A Novel
Author: Charles Frazier
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802197177
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to sell over three million copies. Now, the beloved American epic returns, reissued by Grove Press to coincide with the publication of Frazier’s eagerly-anticipated second novel, Thirteen Moons. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father’s derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey, hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.


A Search for Ancestors
Author: Ryan Littrell
Publisher: Ryan Littrell
ISBN: 098834100X
Category: Reference
Page: 274
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An anonymous letter, found at the bottom of a box of black-and-white pictures, reveals the first clues about the author's grandmother's family story, and soon those clues lead him to a country graveyard and a long-lost cousin. As one hint leads to the next, from the 19th century back into the 18th, he discovers his family's place in a people's tragic struggle.

A New Voyage to Carolina

Author: John Lawson
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3861953986
Category: Travel
Page: 280
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Containing the exact description and natural history of that country, together with the present state thereof; and a journal of a thousand miles, travelled through several nations of Indians, giving a particular account of their customs, manners, etc. Originally published in 1711.

Voyagers to the West

A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution
Author: Bernard Bailyn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307798526
Category: History
Page: 720
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Saloutos Prize of the Immigration History Society Bailyn's Pulitzer Prize-winning book uses an emigration roster that lists every person officially known to have left Britain for America from December 1773 to March 1776 to reconstruct the lives and motives of those who emigrated to the New World. "Voyagers to the West is a superb book...It should be equally admired by and equally attractive to the general reader as to the professional historian."--R.C. Simmons, Journal of American Studies

When Scotland Was Jewish

DNA Evidence, Archeology, Analysis of Migrations, and Public and Family Records Show Twelfth Century Semitic Roots
Author: Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman,Donald Neal Yates
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786455225
Category: History
Page: 258
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"Much traditional history of Scotland rests on fundamental interpretive errors perpetuated to maintain an origin as Celtic, Christian. This equation of Scotland with Celtic culture in popular (and academic) imagination has buried a more accurate understan

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.