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A Dance Called America

A Dance Called America Author James Hunter
ISBN-10 9781780573618
Release 2011-09-30
Pages 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.



Canadian Migration Patterns from Britain and North America

Canadian Migration Patterns from Britain and North America Author Barbara Jane Messamore
ISBN-10 9780776605432
Release 2004
Pages 294
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The character of Canada has always been defined by the successive waves of immigrants that have peopled its vastness, beginning with the six thousand French immigrants who came to settle New France in the latter half of the seventeenth century, and continuing through the present day. Migration and adaptation to a new country have also been prominent themes in Canadian literature, detailed in the works of such authors as Susanna Moodie and Robert Service. In this collection of essays, nineteen Canadianists take a new look at immigration and migration, and how it has affected the development of the country. Drawn from a number of papers presented at the 1998 conference on migration hosted by the Centre of Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh, the essays address various aspects of migration in Canada. They range from topics in the eighteenth century to the 1990s, and cover a range of disciplines including geography, economics, sociology, literature, and music. All the essays demonstrate how important immigration and ties to other parts of the world are to Canadians and to the Canadian identity, and how migration is a key issue in Canada's social, economic, political, and cultural life. By addressing aspects of the migration experience – from refugee policy to migration songs – the contributors to this collection have added greater depth and clarity to our understanding of the Canadian identity.



The Origins of Canadian and American Political Differences

The Origins of Canadian and American Political Differences Author Jason Andrew Kaufman
ISBN-10 0674031369
Release 2009-01
Pages 368
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Why do the United States and Canada have such divergent political cultures when they share one of the closest economic and cultural relationships in the world? Kaufman examines the North American political landscape to draw out the essential historical factors that underlie the countries differences."



Highland Heritage

Highland Heritage Author Celeste Ray
ISBN-10 9781469625805
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 280
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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 that did not come to characterize that nation until long after the ancestors of many Scottish Americans had left Scotland. Ray explores how Highland Scottish themes and lore merge with southern regional myths and identities to produce a unique style of commemoration and a complex sense of identity for Scottish Americans in the South. Blending the objectivity of the anthropologist with respect for the people she studies, she asks how and why we use memories of our ancestral pasts to provide a sense of identity and community in the present. In so doing, she offers an original and insightful examination of what it means to be Scottish in America.



Glencoe and the Indians

Glencoe and the Indians Author James Hunter
ISBN-10 9781780571980
Release 2011-06-17
Pages 224
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In 1876, they wipe out General George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Chief Sitting Bull and his Sioux people then flee from the United States to Canada. There, in the autumn of 1877, the Sioux are joined by the remnants of the latest Indian nation to make a stand against the US Army, the Nez Perce. Their survivors are led by Chief White Bird. A young man follows White Bird to Sitting Bull's camp. He is White Bird's close relative and aims to tell the story of the Nez Perce War from the Nez Perce point of view. This young man's name is Duncan McDonald. Descended from chiefs of the Nez Perce and from chiefs of Scotland's most formidable clan, Duncan's family - first as Highlanders, then as Native Americans - have twice been victims of massacre and dispossession. Written with the help of Duncan McDonald's present-day kinsfolk on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana, this real-life family saga spans two continents and more than thirty generations to link Scotland's clans with the native peoples of the American West.



The Sporting Scots of Nineteenth century Canada

The Sporting Scots of Nineteenth century Canada Author Gerald Redmond
ISBN-10 0838630693
Release 1982
Pages 347
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This book examines the role of the Scots in the development of Canadian sport. The evidence from the wide range of primary and secondary sources cited by the author proves that the Scottish contribution was significant.



Debating the Highland Clearances

Debating the Highland Clearances Author Eric Richards
ISBN-10 9780748629589
Release 2007-07-11
Pages 256
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Storm clouds always gather over the story of the Highland Clearances. The eviction of the Highlanders from the glens and straths of the Highlands and Islands of the north of Scotland still causes great historical dispute more than a century after the events. The Highland Clearances also generated a great deal of contemporary controversy and documentation. The record comes in diverse forms and with radically different provenances, offering excellent material for exercises in historical analysis and selection. Debating the Highland Clearances introduces the Highland Clearances as a classic historical problem. Eric Richards reviews the historical debate and examines the methods and sources employed by the combatants past and present. The debates among historians, novelists, politicians and economists are no less passionate today and raise major questions about interpretation and the appropriate frame of reference for the noisy and continuing public debate about the Highland Clearances. This book prese



The Making of the Crofting Community

The Making of the Crofting Community Author James Hunter
ISBN-10 1841588539
Release 2010
Pages 326
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This book has been seminal in bringing to the fore the injustices that have been inflicted on the Highlands in the name of government and landlord—injustices often lost in the name of dry statistics and academic balance. Written by a man who has gone on to become both an award-winning historian of the Highlands and a leading figure in the public life of the region, The Making of the Crofting Community has attracted praise, inspired debate, and provoked outrage and controversy over the years. This book remains necessary to challenge standard academic interpretations of the Highland past. Having long been one of the classics of Birlinn's John Donald list, this revised and updated new edition includes a substantial new preface and an extensive reworking of the existing text.



Lairds Bards and Mariners

Lairds  Bards  and Mariners Author Bruce Le Roy
ISBN-10 UVA:X000085858
Release 1978
Pages 124
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The Loyalists

The Loyalists Author Christopher Moore
ISBN-10 0771060939
Release 1994
Pages 280
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By the end of the Revolutionary War there were a great number of Loyalists--people who could not support the Revolution. In 1783 and 1784, some 50,000 of these Loyalists headed north, forcing the British authorities in Halifax and Quebec to provide for the wave of refugees that far outnumbered the resident population. Those Loyalists went on to change the face of the Canadian colonies.



Scottish Exodus

Scottish Exodus Author James Hunter
ISBN-10 9781845968472
Release 2011-03-25
Pages 416
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Millions of Scots have left their homeland during the last 400 years. Until now, they have been written about in general terms. Scottish Exodus breaks new ground by taking particular emigrants, drawn from the once-powerful Clan MacLeod, and discovering what happened to them and their families. These people became, among other things, French aristocrats, Polish resistance fighters, Texan ranchers, New Zealand shepherds, Australian goldminers, Aboriginal and African-American activists, Canadian mounted policemen and Confederate rebels. One nineteenth-century MacLeod even went so far as to swap his Gaelic for Arabic and his Christianity for Islam before settling down comfortably in Cairo. This gripping account of Scotland's worldwide diaspora is based on unpublished documents, letters and family histories. It is also based on the author's travels in the company of today's MacLeods - some of them still in Scotland, others further afield. Scottish Exodus is a tale of disastrous voyages, famine and dispossession, the hazards of pioneering on faraway frontiers. But it is also the moving story of how people separated from Scotland by hundreds of years and thousands of miles continue to identify with the small country where their journeyings began.



The Jacobite Clans of the Great Glen 1650 1784

The Jacobite Clans of the Great Glen  1650 1784 Author Bruce Lenman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015016889357
Release 1984
Pages 246
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Periods in Highland History

Periods in Highland History Author I. F. Grant
ISBN-10 0856831719
Release 1997-06-12
Pages 320
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A structured history of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland from prehistoric, pre-Christian times to the present. This lengthy timescale is divided into seven periods, each analyzed in terms of its political, economic and cultural conditions. Scottish history, and Highland history more so, lack the convenient labels of English history - Norman, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian, the names of their ruling dynasties or monarchs - by which specific period characteristics across a broad range of culture may be identified and discussed.This had led to the mistaken belief that there is no clearly discernible sequence of events and social conditions. The authors, who both have extensive knowledge of the Highlands, dispute this and propose a framework of seven clearly distinguishable periods to make sense of the sequence of events, the pattern of developments and social conditions, and the not inconsiderable achievements of art, craft and literature.Concise in style and informed by great erudition, Periods of Highland History offers a wealth of details on topics ranging from clan warfare to the origin of the Highlanders' distinctive dress, to the agricultural methods they used to support themselves in their beautiful but rugged land.Until recently, change came slowly in the Highlands, making distinct phases hard to identify. To help distinguish them the authors have highlighted processes such as the development of strong clan identities, the flowering of Gaelic verse and the recovery of Highland morale after the defeat at Culloden.



The Scots Abroad

The Scots Abroad Author R. A. Cage
ISBN-10 0709908334
Release 1985-01-01
Pages 287
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On the Other Side of Sorrow

On the Other Side of Sorrow Author James Hunter
ISBN-10 9780857908346
Release 2014-07-03
Pages 320
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A magnificent combination of political passion, scholarship, literary sensitivity . . . and hopefulness' - Robert Macfarlane 'A wonderful and ambitious book' - Shetland Times Caring for the environment, developing rural communities and ensuring the survival of minority cultures are all laudable objectives, but they can conflict, and nowhere more so than the Scottish Highlands. As environmentalists strive to preserve the scenery and wildlife of the Highlands, the people who belong there, and who have their own claims on the landscape, question this threat to their culture, which dates back thousands of years. In this acclaimed and thought-provoking book, James Hunter examines the dispute between Highlanders, who developed a strong environmental awareness countless generations before other Europeans, and conservationists, whose thinking owes much to the romantic ideals of the nineteenth century. More than that, he also suggests a new way of dealing with the problem, advocating drastic land-use changes and the repopulation of empty glens - an approach which has worldwide implications.



The British Fisheries Society 1786 1893

The British Fisheries Society  1786 1893 Author Jean Dunlop
ISBN-10 UVA:35007004715052
Release 1978
Pages 239
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The Jacobite risings in Britain

The Jacobite risings in Britain Author Bruce Lenman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015004732643
Release 1980
Pages 320
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