The Scottish Diaspora

The Scottish Diaspora

By: Tanja Bueltmann (author), Andrew Hinson (author), Graeme Morton (author)Paperback

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A history of the Scottish diaspora from c.1700 to 1945 Did you know that Scotland was one of Europe's main population exporters in the age of mass migration? Or that the Scottish Honours System was introduced as far afield as New Zealand? This comprehensive introductory history of the Scottish diaspora examines these and related issues, exploring the migration of Scots overseas, their experiences in the new worlds in which they settled and the impact of the diaspora on Scotland. Global in scope, the book's distinctive feature is its focus on both the geographies of the Scottish diaspora and key theories, concepts and themes, including associationalism and return migration. By revisiting these themes throughout the chapters, the multifaceted characteristics of 'Scottishness' abroad are unravelled, transcending narrow interpretations that define the Scottish diaspora primarily in terms of the movement of people. Readers will gain an understanding of migration flows and destination countries, but also the imprints and legacies of emigre Scots overseas and at home. Key Features *Comprehensive overview of Scottish diaspora history *Sections explaining themes and geographies *International in scope *Conceptual case studies: England & Ireland; United States; Canada; Africa; Asia; Australia & New Zealand (the Antipodes)

About Author

Dr Tanja Bueltmann is Senior Lecturer in History at Northumbria University. Her recent monograph Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850 to 1930 (Edinburgh, 2011) was short-listed for the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year. She has published widely on the history of the Scottish and English diasporas, co-editing Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010 (Liverpool, 2012). Bueltmann is a director of the AHRC funded project 'Locating the Hidden Diaspora: The English in North America in Transatlantic Perspective, 1760-1950'. Dr. Andrew Hinson is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. He co-edited Ties of Bluid, Kin and Countrie: Scottish Associational Culture in the Diaspora (Guelph, 2009) and has authored several articles on the Scots in Canada. His research focus is on clubs, societies and on the role of the Presbyterian Church in the Scottish diaspora. Graeme Morton is a professor of history and the Scottish Studies Foundation Chair at the University of Guelph. His research focus is on national identity, associational culture and diaspora studies. Recent publications include Ourselves and Others: Scotland, 1832 - 1914 (Edinburgh, 2012); A History of Everyday Life in Scotland, 1800 to 1900 (Edinburgh, 2010) and Irish and Scottish Encounters with Indigenous Peoples (Montreal & Kingston, 2013). He is completing William Wallace: A National Tale for Edinburgh University Press.


Figures, Tables and Maps; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Diaspora: Defining a Concept; Section I: Themes; Chapter 3: Scotland: The Twa Lands; Chapter 4: Scottish Migrants: Numbers and Demographics; Chapter 5: The Emigration Experience; Chapter 6: Encounters with Indigenous Peoples; Chapter 7: Associational Culture; Chapter 8: Return Migration; Section II: Geographies; Chapter 9: Within the British and Irish Isles; Chapter 10: The United States; Chapter 11: Canada; Chapter 12: Africa; Chapter 13: Asia; Chapter 14: The Antipodes; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780748648924
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780748648924
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 0748648925

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