The People of Glengarry

Highlanders in Transition, 1745-1820


Author: Marianne McLean

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773511569

Category: History

Page: 285

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Marianne McLean explores the relationship between economic changes in the Highlands and the clansmen's emigration to Canada in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She challenges the currently accepted position endorsed in recent works by Eric Richards and J.M. Bumsted that the clearances and sheep farms did not have a central role in provoking mass emigration. While McLean does not argue that landlords forced people to leave, she uses local evidence to show that the economic changes brought about by these factors led many Highlanders to emigrate. Using a wide array of published and unpublished sources, McLean examines in detail nine group emigrations that left western Inverness between 1785 and 1802 for Glengarry County in Upper Canada (now Ontario). She describes how, once in North America, they built a new Highland community in an attempt to ensure each family's access to the land. By revealing the pattern of Highland emigration to Glengarry County - families and friends leaving and/or settling together - McLean confirms Bernard Bailyn's notion of a "provincial emigrant stream," and offers a convincing explanation for the development of one of Canada's "limited identities."

A Global Clan

Scottish Migrant Networks and Identities Since the Eighteenth Century


Author: Angela McCarthy

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845110673

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 830

"A Global Clan" explores the impact of Scottish migration on New World development. With a new approach linking personal accounts to 'networks' of kin and social groups, this book taps into the expanding academic debate on migration linking imperial history and the European diaspora. Migration from the British 'Celtic fringe' since the eighteenth century has had a significant impact on the politics, economics, demography, sociology and culture of the New World, as forces shaping international politics and even war. The contributors use new material to explore Scottish migrant network.

Elections in Oxford County, 1837-1875

A Case Study of Democracy in Canada West and Early Ontario


Author: George Emery

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442644044

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 1345

Elections in Oxford County, 1837-75 is a unique exploration of the forms, practices, and issues of democracy in a mid-nineteenth-century colonial setting. In this case study of thirty-eight elections in Oxford County — first as part of the United Province of Canada, then in early Ontario — George Emery delves into the advances, setbacks, and flaws of a partially democratic system. Emery demonstrates that while its forms and issues evolved, the net amount of democracy remained stable over time. Elections in Oxford County, 1837-75 breaks new ground with its detailed treatment of the county's voice-vote method of election, which ended with the adoption of the secret ballot in 1874. Employing an idealized parliamentary democracy as an explanatory model, Emery captures both geographically specific details and general features of this era's electoral process to enrich current understandings of nineteenth-century Canadian democracy.

Urban Highlanders

Highland-Lowland Migration and Urban Gaelic Culture, 1700-1900


Author: Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Tuckwell PressLtd


Category: History

Page: 271

View: 8723

This text offers a full-scale examination of the out-movement of migrant Highlanders from the Highlands to the urban Lowlands in the 18th and 19th centuries and of the migrant culture of urban Gaels within this new urban context. It follows work by the author on the historical geography of the Gaedhealtachd, the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland. The author demonstrates through the use of maps, tables and detailed archival analysis how, at what time, and in what numbers Highlanders moved to the Lowlands, what cultural expression they gave to their new Lowland location and to the development of a Gaelic migrant culture in the towns and cities of urban Lowland Scotland.

New York History

Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (State)

Page: N.A

View: 3649

Myth, migration, and the making of memory

Scotia and Nova Scotia, c.1700-1990


Author: Marjory Harper,Michael Easton Vance,Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies

Publisher: John Donald

ISBN: 9781552660157

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6553

America, History and Life


Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 4619

Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Canadian Who's Who 2009


Author: Elizabeth Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802040923

Category: Reference

Page: 1445

View: 1993

Now in its ninety-ninth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians. Those listed are carefully selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contribution they have made to life in Canada. The volume is updated annually to ensure accuracy, and 600 new entries are added each year to keep current with developing trends and issues in Canadian society. Included are outstanding Canadians from all walks of life: politics, media, academia, business, sports, and the arts, from every area of human activity. Each entry details birth date and place, education, family, career history, memberships, creative works, honours and awards, and full addresses. Indispensable to researchers, students, media, business, government, and schools, Canadian Who's Who is an invaluable source of general knowledge.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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Die Schottischen Clans im 18. Jahrhundert

vom Wandel und Ende einer Hochlandgesellschaft am Rande Europas : a personal passion play in Scottish history and bibliography


Author: Hubert Gebele

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897833661

Category: Clans

Page: 130

View: 7129

Die Ansiedler in Kanada


Author: Frederick Marryat

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8711447702

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6804

Im Jahre 1794 schickt sich die englische Familie Campbell, die in der Heimat Not und Unglück zu leiden hat, zur Niederlassung in Kanada an. Vor dem Hintergrund der kanadischen Wildnis bauen sich die Campbells in der Neuen Welt eine neue Existenz auf. In ihrer neuen Heimat in Ontario haben sie eine Reihe von Schwierigkeiten zu bewältigen und viele Abenteuer durchzustehen, bis sie sich in der Fremde etabliert haben und sie zu ihrem neuen Zuhause geworden ist. Eine spannende Lesefreude für Jung und Alt und ein sehr interessantes und lesenswertes Dokument über die Siedlergeschichte in Kanada, das den Vergleich mit einem literarischen Meisterwerk wie James Fenimore Coopers Lederstrumpf-Roman „Die Ansiedler" nicht zu scheuen braucht!

History of Semiotics


Author: Achim Eschbach,Jürgen Trabant

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027232776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 386

View: 2432

This volume brings together a collection of papers on the general theoretical and methodological problems in the historiography of semiotics. It is not a history in the conventional sense, even though the main periods and figures in the development of semiotics are given due prominence. Nevertheless, it should offer the reader stimulation and food for thought in the critical approach to even the least questioned facts of semiotic history and the emphasis given to hitherto neglected problems and persons.