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Scotland and America, c.1600-c.1800

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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...

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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.

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Surveys a crucial period of economic, migratory and cultural exchange between Scotland and North America, including Canada and the Caribbean
US historians are increasingly being encouraged to broaden their teaching to British / American Atlantic history and need more resources that enable them to do this
Includes discussion of Scottish participation in the Atlantic slave trade and the debate over its abolition
Incorporates recent research and opens up new perspectives on the subject

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.

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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).

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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).

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