Scotland and America, c.1600-c.1800 by Alexander MurdochScotland and America, c.1600-c.1800 by Alexander Murdoch

Scotland and America, c.1600-c.1800

byAlexander Murdoch

Paperback | December 18, 2009

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While the literature relating to Scottish contact with America has grown significantly in recent years, the influence of America on Scotland and its early modern history has been neglected in favour of a preoccupation with Scottish influence on the formation of North American national identities. Alexander Murdoch's fascinating new study explores Scottish interactions with North America in a desire to open up fresh perspectives on the subject.

Scotland and America, c.1600-c.1800
. surveys the key centuries of economic, migratory and cultural exchange, including Canada and the Caribbean
. discusses Scottish participation in the Atlantic slave trade and the debate over its abolition
. considers the Scottish experience of British unionism with respect to developing American traditions of unionism in the U.S. and Canada.

Incorporating the latest research, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the dynamic relationship between Scotland and America during a key period in history.
ALEXANDER MURDOCH is Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and was formerly Researcher for the Scottish Records program of the North Carolina State Archives, USA. His previous publications include British History 1660-1832 (also published by Palgrave Macmillan in the British Studies series).
Title:Scotland and America, c.1600-c.1800Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pagesPublished:December 18, 2009Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230516491

ISBN - 13:9780230516496


Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction.- PART I: SCOTTISH TRADE AND SETTLEMENT IN AMERICA.- Scotland and America in the Seventeenth Century.- Emigration in the Eighteenth Century.- Sugar and Tobacco: 'Let Glasgow Flourish'.- PART II: TRANSATLANTIC SCOTLAND: CULTURAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN SCOTLAND AND AMERICA.- Slavery and Scotland.- Scotland and Native Peoples in the Americas.- The Spiritual Connection.- Epilogue: The Scottish Invention of the USA.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.