The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776

Duane Meyer

230 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 0807841994


Language: English

Publish: August 24, 1987


Meyer addresses himself principally to two questions. Why did many thousands of Scottish Highlanders emigrate to America in the eighteenth century, and why did the majority of them rally to the defense of the Crown. . . . Offers the most complete and intelligent analysis of them that has so far appeared.– William and Mary Quarterly

Using a variety of original sources — official papers, travel documents, diaries, and newspapers — Duane Meyer presents an impressively complete reconstruction of the settlement of the Highlanders in North Carolina. He examines their motives for migration, their life in America, and their curious political allegiance to George III.

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