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Scottish Highlanders in Colonial Georgia: The Recruitment, Emigration, and Settlement at Darien, 1735-1748, Anthony W. Parker

1 Scottish Highlanders in Colonial Georgia: The Recruitment, Emigration, and Settlement at Darien, 1735-1748
Anthony W. Parker
200 pages, 6 x 9, paperback / softcover, University of Georgia Press
Between 1735 and 1748 hundreds of young men and their families emigrated from the Scottish Highlands to the Georgia coast to settle and protect the new British colony. The trustees of the colony and military governor James Oglethorpe wanted settlers who were accustomed to hardship, militant in nature, and willing to become frontier farmer-soldiers. In this respect, the Highlanders fit the bill perfectly through training and tradition.
In Scottish Highlanders in Colonial Georgia, Anthony W. Parker explains what factors motivated the Highlanders to leave their native glens of Scotland for the pine barrens of Georgia. He considers how their cultural distinctiveness and "old world" experience prepared the Scots to play a vital role in the survival of Georgia in this early and precarious moment in its history.

About Author
Anthony W. Parker is a lecturer in the School of American Studies and the Department of Modern History at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland.

"A useful addition to our store of knowledge of Highlanders in eighteenth-century America." —Journal of American History

"Very well written and informative . . . Parker succeeds in establishing the importance of the Highland Scots at Darien in relation to their impact on other colonies, as well as the state of Georgia's history." —Journal of Southern History

"Anthony Parker's study of Scottish Highlanders in Georgia fills a gap in Georgia history. Parker gives a complete account of their background in Scotland and their adventures in Georgia. He writes in a clear, straightforward style that carries the reader through the complexities of life in the Highlands." —Edward J. Cashin, author of Governor Henry Ellis and the Transformation of British North America
Price: 19.95 USD

The Black Watch: The Record Of An Historic Regiment, Archibald Forbes, L.L.D

2 The Black Watch: The Record Of An Historic Regiment
Archibald Forbes, L.L.D
(1896) 2002, paper, index, 316 pp, Heritage Books
“It was as the result of a suggestion made to the authorities by Duncan Forbes of Culloden that in 1729 it was determined on that a certain number of Highland clansmen should be embodied in the character of a species of local gendarmerie. …The ‘Black Watch,’ or as is its Gaelic name, ‘Am Freiceadan Dubh,’ was the appellation given to the independent companies of which, with reinforcements, the regiment was subsequently formed. From the time that the companies were first embodied until they were regimented the Highlanders continued to wear the dress of their country.” Chapters include: The Genesis of the Regiment—1729-40; “Lochaber No More!”—1743; Fontenoy—The Baptist of Fire—1745; Home and Continental Service—1745-56; Service in North America—1756; Ticonderoga—1758; Martinique and Guadaloupe—1759; North America—1759; Martinique Once Again—1762; Conquest of the Havannah—1762; Fort Pitt and the Backwoods—1762-67; Home Service—1767-76; The War of Independence—1776-82; America and Home; Flanders—1794-95; West Indies and Minorca—1795-1800; Alexandria—1801; Home Service—1801-1805; Gibraltar—1805-1808; Retreat and Battle of Coruña—1809; Home Service and Walcheren; Wellington’s Peninsular Campaigns—1810-1814; Quatra Bras and Waterloo; The Crimean War; The Indian Mutiny; The Ashanti Campaign and the Nile Expedition; and Some Pets of the Regiment. A wealth of names, dates and events fill the pages of this detailed history.
Price: 27.50 USD

Highland Heritage: Scottish Americans in the American South, Celeste Ray.

3 Highland Heritage: Scottish Americans in the American South
Celeste Ray.
280 pages, 5 3/4 x 9 1/4, 35 illus., 4 maps, 1 fig., append., glossary, notes, bibl., index , paperback, University of North Carolina Press
Each year, tens of thousands of people flock to Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, and to more than two hundred other locations across the country to attend Scottish Highland Games and Gatherings. There, kilt-wearing participants compete in athletics, Highland dancing, and bagpiping, while others join clan societies in celebration of a Scottish heritage. As Celeste Ray notes, however, the Scottish affiliation that Americans claim today is a Highland Gaelic identity that did not come to characterize that nation until long after the ancestors of many Scottish Americans had left Scotland.
Ray explores how Highland Scottish themes and lore merge with southern regional myths and identities to produce a unique style of commemoration and a complex sense of identity for Scottish Americans in the South. Blending the objectivity of the anthropologist with respect for the people she studies, she asks how and why we use memories of our ancestral pasts to provide a sense of identity and community in the present. In so doing, she offers an original and insightful examination of what it means to be Scottish in America.

About Author
Celeste Ray is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

"[A] combination of resource compendium, exhaustively detailed anthropological study and astute cultural criticism. Extensive research, clear prose and respect for her subjects will win this authoritative work favor among Scottish American enthusiasts and academics alike."--Publishers Weekly

"[Ray] recreates in detail the annual Highland games and gathering at Grandfather Mountain, N.C., for those of us who don't know our sporrans from our claymores. Hint: you might be cleaved in two with the second if you insult a Scotsman for wearing the first."--A Nota Bene selection of The Chronicle of Higher Education

"Essential reading for anyone interested in the transnational dimensions of Scottishness and the increasingly voluntary nature of cultural identity. Highly recommended."--Scottish Affairs

"It is hard to imagine a more comprehensive account of what has gone on in the Scottish American heritage community in recent decades. . . . [Ray] has a sound grasp of Scottish history, and of the actual history of the Highland Scots in Carolina. . . . Fascinating."--Journal of American Studies

"The strong pull of the homeland has manifested itself in a surprising number of American southerners. Ray's scholarly and readable examination of that pull offers insight into this fascinating minority group. Ray focuses upon North Carolina's Cape Fear settlement . . . . But she also extends her study to all of the southern states to demonstrate the pride of those whose connection to Scotland goes deep. . . . Just as fascinating as her scholarship are the delightful additions to the book. Numerous photos . . . show how a number of 'ancient' traditions are preserved. If you want to know what they wear under those kilts, this is the text for you."--Bloomsbury Review

"[This book] should be of great interest to historians in general as an illustration of the creative ways in which history is interpreted and taught outside academia. It should be of particular interest to students of Appalachia."--Journal of Appalachian Studies

"A thoughtful, investigative publication, Highland Heritage will interest both American and Scottish readers."--Scots Magazine

"Examines the nature of heritage and the ways in which people reclaim and change a 'past' in order to connect with forebears as well as others in the present. . . . Anthropologists, ethnographers, and students of Southern studies will find Ray's work valuable."--Choice

"Ray, attracted by the persistence of ethnic identity that links Scotland with North Carolina, offers a fascinating portrayal of the Scottish American manifestation of this heritage movement. . . . Richly informative about the power of heritage in postmodern society. . . . Readers interested in the creation and power of heritage, whether Scottish or not, will find this a stimulating book."--Journal of Southern History

"Ray has produced a fascinating account of a comparatively modern (post WWII) movement amongst Scottish Americans to construct a heritage. . . . As a textbook, this would be a thought-provoking and enjoyable addition to local history, oral history, and ethnic history syllabi, as well as those in anthropology and sociology."--H-Net Book Review

"Celeste Ray's sensitive, thorough research examines two centuries of history and myth. Her perceptive, convincing, and powerful analysis of the evolution of 'Highlandism' breaks new ground. Anyone who cares about Scottish culture, heritage and tourism must read her book. Highland Heritage is essential reading for Scots all over the world."--Margaret Bennett, Glasgow University School of Scottish Studies

"Celeste Ray's carefully researched and well-written ethnographic study adds to our understanding not only of the Scots at home and abroad, but also of the process of ritual itself and the ways that immigrants everywhere symbolize, enact, and reinvent their cultural worlds. It will prove valuable to scholars and students in anthropology, sociology, history, American studies, and to all readers interested in the history and culture of the American South and Scotland."--Gwen Kennedy Neville, author of Kinship and Pilgrimage: Rituals of Reunion in American Protestant Culture and The Mother Town: Civic Ritual, Symbol, and Experience in the Borders of Scotland

"Not until the exhaustive research of anthropologist Celeste Ray has any serious attempt been made to explain the overzealous love of tartans and clans by Scottish Americans. Now, Ray has done so with skill and aplomb."--Donald F. McDonald, cofounder of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

"By subjecting Scottish heritage events to academic scrutiny, Celeste Ray has brought a valuable perspective to celebrations such as the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games."--Hugh Morton

Table of Contents
Preface xi
Introduction 1
Chapter 1. Highlandism and Scottish Identity: The Origins of Contemporary Ethnic Expression
Chapter 2. Scottish Heritage and Revival in North Carolina
Chapter 3. Kith and Clan in the Scottish-American Community
Chapter 4. The Brigadoon of the Scottish-American Community: Scottish Highland Games and Gatherings
Chapter 5. Heritage Pilgrimage and a Sense for Scottish Places
Chapter 6. Warrior Scots
Chapter 7. Scottish Heritage, Southern Style
Reenactors and a volunteer demonstrate how Highlanders put on the feileadh mor
Major Don O'Connor and Ronald McLeod in traditional dress
Wayne Cathey exhibits his tartan
The McArthur family of Pinehurst, North Carolina
Flora MacDonald, as painted in 1747 by Richard Wilson
Donald MacDonald, Honored Guest at the 1995 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
John Burnett displays his family tree
Karen Becker of the Scottish Spinning and Weaving Society
Award-winning contestants in the Grandfather Highland dancing competitions with their trophies
Lt. Col. David Cone and Charlotte Patterson at the Loch Norman Highland Games
Larry Satchwell at the Grandfather Mountain Games, with athletic judge Ross Morrison
Chief David Menzies at the Stone Mountain Highland Games
The 78th Highland Frasers at the Loch Norman Highland Games
Ward Weems of Weems and Sons vendors
Members of the Lowland "Clan Kerr" at the Stone Mountain Highland Games
The "back" area of Grandfather Mountain clan tents
Reconstruction of a Blackhouse at the Kingussie Highland Folk Museum, Scotland
Donald MacDonald conducts American Scots to "Carolina Hill" on the Isle of Skye
Traditional Highland cairn in the Creag Meagaidh Nature Reserve in the Grampian Mountains, Scotland
Grandfather Mountain memorial clan cairn
Wreath-laying at the Highlanders' monument at Moores Creek Bridge Battleground
Loyalist Highlander Ken Bloom at the 1995 Moores Creek Bridge encampment
The Oglethorpe Highlanders at the 1997 Stone Mountain Highland Games
A reproduction of MacIan's famous 1845 print of a MacLachlan
David Dysart displays a spiked targe
"Pulling a coin check" at the Grandfather Games
A Scottish-American Military Society color guard in the 1995 Culloden Games Tartan Parade, Georgia
Carl Ford at the 1996 Scottish Games and Celtic Festival, Biloxi, Mississippi
Tennessean Robert Wright and his tattoo commemorating the demise of two lost causes
Lighting "the Fire on the Mountain" at Grandfather Mountain
Beth Todd of Stately Oaks Mansion and VMI cadet Daniel Hendrix
Mike Bowen at the Stone Mountain Highland Games in 1997
"Chief Chinubbie" with musician Alex Beaton
Ken Long of Charlotte dressed as a Shawnee
Keith Shelton in "blue face"
1. Scotland
2. North Carolina in 1770
3. Clan and Family Territories of Scotland
4. The Highland Games Field at Grandfather Mountain
1. The Royal House of Stewart (Stuart) and the Hanoverian Branch
Price: 21.95 USD



4 A Directory of Scots in Australasia 1788-1900
David Dobson
51/2x81/2, paper, alphabetical, 47 pp, Heritage Books

Price: 13.50 USD

Mariners of Kirkcaldy, St. Andrews, and Fife, 1600-1800, David Dobson

5 Mariners of Kirkcaldy, St. Andrews, and Fife, 1600-1800
David Dobson
2000, 5½x8½, paper, alpha., 110 pp, Heritage Books
This booklet brings together information on the mariners of Kirkaldy and district largely to be found in documentary sources held in the Scottish Record Office, and is based on original research undertaken in Edinburgh and St. Andrews.
Price: 14.00 USD

Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785, David Dobson

6 Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785
David Dobson
280 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 1 photo, paperback / softcover, University of Georgia Press
Before 1650, only a few hundred Scots had trickled into the American colonies. However, by the early 1770s the number had risen to 10,000 per year and would reach a total of around 150,000 by 1785. Who were these Scots? What did they do? Where did they settle? What factors motivated their emigration? David Dobson's work draws on original research on both sides of the Atlantic to comprehensively identify the Scottish contribution to the early settlement of North America.

About Author
David Dobson is an honorary research fellow with the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, King's College, University of Aberdeen. He is the author of nearly fifty genealogical or historical sourcebooks.

"Solidly researched and well-written." —Eighteenth-Century Scotland

"A useful survey that undoubtedly will be the standard work on the subject for a good while to come." —North Carolina Historical Review

"A brief but impressive piece of scholarship that is particularly valuable for its incorporation of Canada and the West Indies into the discussion of the Scottish presence in America." —Georgia Historical Quarterly

"Dobson . . . seems to have visited most of the major local and national archives on both sides of the Atlantic and to have compiled a vaster array of published materials about Scottish migrants to the Americas than any previous writer." —William and Mary Quarterly
Price: 19.95 USD



7 Scottish Schoolmasters of the Seventeenth Century
David Dobson
1998, 51/2x81/2, paper, alpha., 40 pp, Heritage Books

Price: 6.00 USD



8 Scottish Seafarers 1800-1830
David Dobson
1998, 51/2x81/2, paper, alpha., 33 pp, Heritage Books

Price: 6.00 USD

Scottish Whalers, David Dobson

9 Scottish Whalers
David Dobson
(1995, 1996), 2000, 5½x8½, paper, 80 pp, Heritage Books
Originally published as three books, this book deals with Scottish whalers before 1800, Scots in the Arctic: Tales of Whalers, and the Whalers of Dundee, 1750 to 1850.
Price: 14.00 USD

The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776, Duane Meyer

10 The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776
Duane Meyer
230 pages, paperback, University of North Carolina Press
"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.
Price: 18.95 USD



11 Scottish Songs
Edited by Chris Findlater
96 pages, 5 x 7 3/4, Pelican Publishing Company

Price: 9.95 USD

Scots in the North American West, 1790-1917, Fernec Morton Szasz

12 Scots in the North American West, 1790-1917
Fernec Morton Szasz
288 pages, 9 x 6, hardback, Oklahoma University Press
Although Scots have never been an exceptionally large immigrant group in North America, their presence to the West proved significant in a variety of arenas. In this unique and engaging new book, Ferenc Morton Szasz outlines the many contributions Scots have made to the development of the region.
This book illuminates the many Scottish explorers, traders, adventurers, ranchers, artists, photographers, and writers who helped forge what is perhaps America's greatest cultural export -the myth of the West.
Price: 29.95 USD



13 The Adventures of Peter Williamson
Frances McDonnell
(1994), 1998, 51/2x81/2, paper, 32 pp, Heritage Books

Price: 4.50 USD



14 Some Old Families: A Contribution to the Genealogical History of Scotland, with an Appendix of Illustrative Documents
H.B. McCall
(1890), 2000, 81/2x11, paper, index, c354 pp, Heritage Books

Price: 53.00 USD



15 CD: An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders In America
J. P. MacLean
(1900), 2004, CD, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 458 pp, Heritage Books
This detailed tome opens with a brief history of the Highlanders in Scotland, followed by an account of Highlanders in the Colonies. Other topics include settlement in NC, and GA, Captain Campbell's NY Colony, settlement on the Mohawk, Prince Edward Island and Pictou (Nove Scotia), Highlanders in the French and Indian War and on both sides of the Revolution, and distinguished Highlanders in America. The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a "real" book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numbers will match the page numbers for all of the main text, as well as the index. Any unnumbered portraits and illustrations are at the back of the actual file, to keep page numbering consistent.
Price: 15.95 USD


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