A Dance Called America: The Scottish Highlands, The United States and Canada

A Dance Called America The Scottish Highlands The United States and Canada A new dance was devised in the Isle of Skye in the eighteenth century An exhilarating dance A dance one visitor reports which the emigration from Skye has occasioned The visitor asks for the dance s

A new dance was devised in the Isle of Skye in the eighteenth century An exhilarating dance A dance, one visitor reports, which the emigration from Skye has occasioned The visitor asks for the dance s name They call it America, he is told Now James Hunter provides the first comprehensive account of what happened to the thousands of people who, over the last twA new dance was devised in the Isle of Skye in the eighteenth century An exhilarating dance A dance, one visitor reports, which the emigration from Skye has occasioned The visitor asks for the dance s name They call it America, he is told Now James Hunter provides the first comprehensive account of what happened to the thousands of people who, over the last two hundred years, left Skye and other parts of the Scottish Highlands to make new lives in the United States and Canada.

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A Dance Called America: The Scottish Highlands, The United States and Canada

About Author

  1. James Hunter was born and brought up in Duror in North Argyll He was educated at Duror Primary School, Oban High School and Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities.He was the first director of the Scottish Crofters Union which he helped to establish as a highly effective pressure group with a substantial membership right across the crofting areas.A journalist, broadcaster and writer, Hunter has published a number of books about the Highlands and Islands He has lectured in Britain and North America on Highland history and on Scottish environmental and land use issues, as well as making many radio and television programmes.

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  1. Very interesting account centered around the Highland clearances and also focusing on some of the major areas of North America where Highland Scots ended up I m only giving it four stars simply because I thought the focus was a bit narrow Naturally a medium length book cannot cover every scenario, but this book seemed to go in great depth on just a handful of settlements and regions On the one hand, I found the detail very helpful, such that I really understood that particular settlement s makeu [...]


  2. A book which explores the Scottish diaspora partly voluntary but enforced by the clearances The depth of the resentment is still vast and it is to be hoped that the Scottish Government s prospective land reform December 2014 will go to start the repayment of the debt to the Scottish people owed by the landowners.


  3. I thought this was excellent It is worth knowing though that it is episodic in style, with each chapter featuring a different time and location In that sense it does not try to be a comprehensive account of Highland emigration to North America Overall though it does provide a representative account of the story of the Highlanders in the New World The early chapters cover 18th century Highland emigration to what is now the USA, particularly the Cape Fear region of North Carolina, but the bulk of [...]


  4. This book has interesting information but seems to go from one place to another in an erratic manner I found it difficult to read at times



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