SCOTLANDS EMPIRE SHAPING AMER

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Smithsonian, 17 трав. 2004 р. - 473 стор.
Scotland's influence was crucial for the worldwide success of Britain's overseas empire. As emigrants, soldiers, tobacco lords, merchants, and colonial administrators, Scots were involved in nearly every aspect of running and financing Britain's colonies in America, Australia, and India. T.M. Devine, Scotland's leading historian, draws on a wealth of new material to provide a comprehensive examination of Scotland's multifaceted role in colonization. He deftly portrays the key contributions by Scots to the development of the Americas, from political ideas to business. In the first of a two-volume set, Scotland's Empire combines detailed scholarship with a compelling narrative history, setting the Scots' story against the rise of the British Empire, the course of American history, and the changes in world history.

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I cannot argue that this book fails in research. It is a wonderful look into the history of nearly every event that changed the direction of the Scots in one way or another. I think that many readers ... Читати огляд повністю

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Shows that the defeat of the Highlanders in 1715 and '45 was the condition of the creation of 'Highlandism' as the Scottish ethos, as they were recruited wholesale into the British Army, to earn their ... Читати огляд повністю

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Introduction xxiii
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A Nation of Emigrants
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Moving West
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