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Scots In Canada

Author : Jenni Calder
ISBN : 9781909912670
Genre : Reference
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In Canada there are nearly as many descendants of Scots as there are people living in Scotland; almost 5 million Canadians ticked the "Scottish origin" box in the most recent Canadian Census. Many Scottish families have friends or relatives in Canada. Who left Scotland? Why did they leave? What did they do when they got there? What was their impact on the developing nation?Thousands of Scots were forced from their homeland, while others chose to leave, seeking a better life. As individuals, families and communities, they braved the wild Atlantic Ocean, many crossing in cramped under-rationed ships, unprepared for the fierce Canadian winter. And yet Scots went on to lay railroads, found banks and exploit the fur trade, and helped form the political infrastructure of modern day Canada.This book follows the pioneers west from Nova Scotia to the prairie frontier and on to the Pacific coast. It examines the reasons why so many Scots left their land and families. The legacy of centuries of trade and communication still binds the two countries, and Scottish Canadians keep alive the traditions that crossed the Atlantic with their ancestors.REVIEW: ...meticulously researched and fluently written... it neatly charts the rise of a country without succumbing to sentimental myths. SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

The Scots To Canada

Author : Douglas Hill
ISBN : UOM:39015029922450
Genre : Social Science
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The Scots In Canada

Author : J. M. Bumsted
ISBN : UOM:39015040793427
Genre : Scots
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Kingdom Of The Mind

Author : Peter E. Rider
ISBN : 9780773576414
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In A Kingdom of the Mind ethnographers, material culture specialists, and contributors from a wide variety of disciplines explore the impact of the Scots on Canadian life, showing how the Scots' image of their homeland and themselves played an important role in the emerging definition of what it meant to be Canadian.

The Sporting Scots Of Nineteenth Century Canada

Author : Gerald Redmond
ISBN : 0838630693
Genre : History
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This book examines the role of the Scots in the development of Canadian sport. The evidence from the wide range of primary and secondary sources cited by the author proves that the Scottish contribution was significant.

Scots In Canada

Author : John Murray 1875-1952 Gibbon
ISBN : 1371632936
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Les Cossais

Author : Lucille H. Campey
ISBN : 9781459711167
Genre : History
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This is the first fully documented account, produced in modern times, of the migration of Scots to Lower Canada. Scots were in the forefront of the early influx of British settlers, which began in the late eighteenth century. John Nairne and Malcolm Fraser were two of the first Highlanders to make their mark on the province, arriving at La Malbaie soon after the Treaty of Paris in 1763. By the early 1800s many Scottish settlements had been formed along the north side of the Ottawa River, in the Chateauguay Valley to the southwest of Montreal, and in the Gaspe region. Then, as economic conditions in the Highlands and Islands deteriorated by the late 1820s, large numbers of Hebridean crofters settled in the Eastern Townships. The first group came from Arran and the later arrivals from Lewis. Les Ecossais were proud of their Scottish traditions and customs, those living reminders of the old country which had been left behind. In the end they became assimilated into Quebec’s French-speaking society, but along the way they had a huge impact on the province’s early development. How were les Ecossais regarded by their French neighbours? Were they successful pioneers? In her book, Lucille H. Campey assesses their impact as she unravels their story. Drawing from a wide range of fascinating sources, she considers the process of settlement and the harsh realities of life in the New World. She explains how Quebec province came to acquire its distinctive Scottish communities and offers new insights on their experiences and achievements.

The Scottish Pioneers Of Upper Canada 1784 1855

Author : Lucille H. Campey
ISBN : 1897045018
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Scots, some of Upper Canadas earliest pioneers, influenced its early development. This book charts the progress of Scottish settlement throughout the province.

Great Scots

Author : Matthew Shaw
ISBN : 1896150012
Genre : History
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Great Scots! chronicles how penniless but enterprising Scottish emigres came to dominate almost all forms of enterprise in early Canada and literally created much of the country we know today. Through the fur trade, Scots formed the backbone of North America's first continent-wide industry more than two hundred years ago. This book demonstrates the astounding extent to which Canada's fundamental institutions and culture are a product of early, tough-minded Scottish immigrants.

Scots In The Usa And Canada 1825 1875

Author : David Dobson
ISBN : 9780806351179
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It is difficult to estimate with complete accuracy the number of Scots who came to this continent after 1825 because some Irish and Continental emigrants sailed from Scottish ports while some Scots departed via England or Ireland. We do know, however, that between 1825 and 1838 over 60,000 emigrants left Scotland bound for North America; from 1840 to 1853, nearly 30,000 emigrated there; and in 1881 alone, 38,000 left for the United States and 3,000 left for Canada, mostly via Greenock. The majority of these emigrants were skilled, educated workers from urban industrial backgrounds whose expertise was in great demand in the rapidly industrializing cities of North America. David Dobson, who is perhaps best known for his many volumes pertaining to Scottish immigration to America during the colonial and early federal periods, here builds on Part One of Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875 with brief sketches of 1,100 additional Scottish men and women and their families who were part of this great exodus (see also Part Three, Part Four, and Part Five of this series). For the most part, Dobson's findings come from Scottish newspapers like the Aberdeen Journal, Fife Advertiser, Scottish Guardian, etc. as well as from a handful of documents in the National Archives of Scotland. The Scottish expatriates identified by the compiler are arranged alphabetically and invariably give, besides the individual's full name, place of residence (country, state/province, or city), an identifying date and the source of the information. In addition, many of the entries indicate the individual's date of birth, father's name and occupation or place of residence, spouse, or the name of the vessel upon which he or she arrived. Part Two of Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875, thanks to Mr. Dobson, brings to 3,000 the number of Scottish emigrants to North America during the middle of the nineteenth century whose identities would otherwise be lost to history.

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