The essays in this collection examine religion, politics and commerce in Scotland during a time of crisis and turmoil. Contributors look at the effect of the Union on Scottish trade and commerce, the Scottish role in tobacco and sugar plantations, Robert Burns's early poetry on his planned emigration to Jamaica and Scottish anti-abolitionists.
Allan I Macinnes is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Strathclyde. He is a specialist in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and has published extensively on Covenants, Clans and Clearances, British State Formation and Jacobitism. In 2005 and 2012 he was the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow of the Huntington Library.
Introduction: Identity, Mobility and Competing Patriotisms - Allan I Macinnes and Douglas J Hamilton 1 Jamie the Soldier and the Jacobite Military Threat, 1706-27 - Daniel Szechi 2 Simply a Jacobite Heroine? The Life Experience of Margaret, Lady Nairne (1673-1747) - Nicola Cowmeadow 3 Missionaries or Soldiers for the Jacobite Cause? The Conflict of Loyalties for Scottish Catholic Clergy - Thomas McInally 4 English Liturgy and Scottish Identity: The Case of James Greenshields - Jeffrey Stephen 5 'Let him be an Englishman': Irish and Scottish Clergy in the Caribbean Church of England, 1610-1720 - Sarah Barber 6 Scotland, the Dutch Republic and the Union: Commerce and Cosmopolitanism - Esther Mijers 7 Clearing the Smokescreen of Early Scottish Mercantile Identity: From Leeward Sugar Plantations to Scottish Country Estates, c.1680-1730 - Stuart M Nisbet 8 Union, Empire and Global Adventuring with a Jacobite Twist, 1707-53 - Allan I Macinnes 9 John Drummond of Quarrel: East India Patronage and Jacobite Assimilation, 1720-80 - George K McGilvary 10 William Playfair (1759-1823), Scottish Enlightenment from Below? - Jean- Francois Dunyach 11 The Visionary Voyages of Robert Burns - Liam McIlvanney 12 'Defending the Colonies against Malicious Attacks of Philanthropy': Scottish Campaigns against the Abolitions of the Slave Trade and Slavery - Douglas J Hamilton
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