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Author Devine, T. M. (Thomas Martin)

Title To the ends of the earth : Scotland's global diaspora, 1750-2010 / T.M. Devine

Publ Info Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, 2011
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  DA774.5 .D485 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 397 pages, [16 pages of plates] : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Published simultaneously in Great Britain, entitled: Scotland's diaspora, 1750-2010
Includes bibliographical references (p.293-368) and index
Contents Imperial Scots 1750-1815 -- Did slavery help to make Scotland great? -- Industrial and financial sinews of Scottish global power 1815-1914 -- The great migration -- Human selection and enforced exile -- In the land of the free: Scots and Irish in the USA -- Emigrant experience in the new lands -- Settlers, traders and native peoples -- The missionary dynamic -- Soldiers of empire -- Funding the new lands -- Eclipse of empires -- Diaspora 1945-2010
Note The Scots are one of the world's greatest nations of emigrants. For centuries, untold numbers of men, women, and children have sought their fortunes in every conceivable walk of life and in every imaginable climate. All over the British Empire, the United States, and elsewhere, the Scottish contribution to the development of the modern world has been a formidable one, from finance to industry, philosophy to politics
LC subject Scots -- Foreign countries -- History
Scotland -- Emigration and immigration -- History
Civilization, Modern -- Scottish influences
Scotland -- Economic conditions -- History
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History
Alt Title Scotland's global diaspora, 1750-2010
ISBN 9781588343178