Nation and Province in the First British Empire: Scotland and the Americas, 1600-1800

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Bucknell University Press, 2001 - 292 من الصفحات
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For more than four decades, historians have devoted ever-increasing attention to the affinites that linked Scotland with the American colonies in the eighteenth century. This volume moves beyond earlier discussions in two ways. For one, the geographical coverage of the papers extends beyond the territories that became the United States to include what became Canada, The Carribean and even Africa. For another, the volume attends not only those areas in which Scotland was closely linked to the Americas, but also to those where it was not.

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Cartographic Imperialism and the Echoes of a Scottish Past
39
Scots in the Slave Trade
60
The Rise and Fall of Houstoun and Co
94
Emigration to British North America 17631815
127
The Meaning of Independence for Early NineteenthCentury Lowland Emigrants to Upper Canada
151
Cultural Connections and Provincial Intellects
181
The Scottish Literati and America 16801800
183
The New York City Presbyterian Church in the 1750s
221
Scottish Medicine and Christian Enlightenment at the Pennsylvania Hospital 17751800
245
Samuel Millers A Brief Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century and Its Scottish Context
265
Contributors
280
Index
282
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