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Scottish Highlanders in Colonial Georgia: The Recruitment, Emigration, and Settlement at Darien, 1735-1748

By: Anthony W. Parker

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Georgia Press: 2002

Seller ID: 324566


Between 1735 and 1748 hundreds of young men and their families emigrated from the Scottish Highlands to the Georgia coast to settle and protect the new British colony. The trustees of the colony and military governor James Oglethorpe wanted settlers who were accustomed to hardship, militant in nature, and willing to become frontier farmer-soldiers. In this respect, the Highlanders fit the bill perfectly through training and tradition.In Scottish Highlanders in Coloni... View more info

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The Black Watch: The Record Of An Historic Regiment

By: Archibald Forbes, L.L.D

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: F2195


“It was as the result of a suggestion made to the authorities by Duncan Forbes of Culloden that in 1729 it was determined on that a certain number of Highland clansmen should be embodied in the character of a species of local gendarmerie. …The ‘Black Watch,’ or as is its Gaelic name, ‘Am Freiceadan Dubh,’ was the appellation given to the independent companies of which, with reinforcements, the regiment was subsequently formed. From the time that the companies... View more info

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Highland Heritage: Scottish Americans in the American South

By: Celeste Ray.

Price: $21.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: c2001

Seller ID: 849138


Each year, tens of thousands of people flock to Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, and to more than two hundred other locations across the country to attend Scottish Highland Games and Gatherings. There, kilt-wearing participants compete in athletics, Highland dancing, and bagpiping, while others join clan societies in celebration of a Scottish heritage. As Celeste Ray notes, however, the Scottish affiliation that Americans claim today is a Highland Gaelic identity th... View more info

A Directory of Scots in Australasia 1788-1900

By: David Dobson

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0033


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Scottish Schoolmasters of the Seventeenth Century

By: David Dobson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0049


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Scottish Seafarers 1800-1830

By: David Dobson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0057


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Scottish Whalers

By: David Dobson

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0046


Originally published as three books, this book deals with Scottish whalers before 1800, Scots in the Arctic: Tales of Whalers, and the Whalers of Dundee, 1750 to 1850. View more info

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Mariners of Kirkcaldy, St. Andrews, and Fife, 1600-1800

By: David Dobson

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0047


This booklet brings together information on the mariners of Kirkaldy and district largely to be found in documentary sources held in the Scottish Record Office, and is based on original research undertaken in Edinburgh and St. Andrews. View more info

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Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785

By: David Dobson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Georgia Press: 2004

Seller ID: 326437


Before 1650, only a few hundred Scots had trickled into the American colonies. However, by the early 1770s the number had risen to 10,000 per year and would reach a total of around 150,000 by 1785. Who were these Scots? What did they do? Where did they settle? What factors motivated their emigration? David Dobson's work draws on original research on both sides of the Atlantic to comprehensively identify the Scottish contribution to the early settlement of North America. View more info

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The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776

By: Duane Meyer

Price: $18.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press:

Seller ID: 841994


"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 QuarterlyUsing a variety of original sources -- official papers, travel documents, diaries, and newspapers -- Duane Meyer presents an im... View more info

Scottish Songs

By: Edited by Chris Findlater

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 548442


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Scots in the North American West, 1790-1917

By: Fernec Morton Szasz

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Oklahoma University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 132531


Although Scots have never been an exceptionally large immigrant group in North America, their presence to the West proved significant in a variety of arenas. In this unique and engaging new book, Ferenc Morton Szasz outlines the many contributions Scots have made to the development of the region.This book illuminates the many Scottish explorers, traders, adventurers, ranchers, artists, photographers, and writers who helped forge what is perhaps America's greatest cul... View more info

The Adventures of Peter Williamson

By: Frances McDonnell

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: M0052


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CD: An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders In America

By: J. P. MacLean

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3265


This detailed tome opens with a brief history of the Highlanders in Scotland, followed by an account of Highlanders in the Colonies. Other topics include settlement in NC, and GA, Captain Campbell's NY Colony, settlement on the Mohawk, Prince Edward Island and Pictou (Nove Scotia), Highlanders in the French and Indian War and on both sides of the Revolution, and distinguished Highlanders in America. The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just ... View more info