Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 by David DobsonScottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 by David Dobson

Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785

byDavid Dobson

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Before 1650, only a few hundred Scots had trickled into the American colonies, but by the early 1770s the number had risen to 10,000 per year. A conservative estimate of the total number of Scots who settled in North America prior to 1785 is around 150,000.

Who were these Scots? What did they do? Where did they settle? What factors motivated their emigration? Dobson's work, based on original research on both sides of the Atlantic, comprehensively identifies the Scottish contribution to the settlement of North America prior to 1785, with particular emphasis on the seventeenth century.

David Dobson is an honorary research fellow at the University of St. Andrews and an honorary post doctoral fellow of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are mainly Scottish emigration and maritime Scotland between 1600 and 1800. He is the author of Scottish Emigration to Colon...
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Title:Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.48 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:September 6, 2004Publisher:University Of Georgia PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0820326437

ISBN - 13:9780820326436

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Solidly researched and well-written . . . Will undoubtedly pave the way for future research, and should be an invaluable source for historians and genealogists alike.

- Eighteenth-Century Scotland