Travels Among a Worldwide Clan
By (author) James Hunter
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Scottish Exodus by James Hunter
Book DescriptionMillions of Scots have left their homeland during the last 400 years. Until now, they have been written about in general terms. Scottish Exodus breaks new ground by taking particular emigrants, drawn from the once-powerful Clan MacLeod, and discovering what happened to them and their families. These people became, among other things, French aristocrats, Polish resistance fighters, Texan ranchers, New Zealand shepherds, Australian goldminers, Aboriginal and African-American activists, Canadian mounted policemen and Confederate rebels. One nineteenth-century MacLeod even went so far as to swap his Gaelic for Arabic and his Christianity for Islam before settling down comfortably in Cairo. This gripping account of Scotland's worldwide diaspora is based on unpublished documents, letters and family histories. It is also based on the author's travels in the company of today's MacLeods - some of them still in Scotland, others further afield. Scottish Exodus is a tale of disastrous voyages, famine and dispossession, the hazards of pioneering on faraway frontiers.But it is also the moving story of how people separated from Scotland by hundreds of years and thousands of miles continue to identify with the small country where their journeyings began.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845961169
(197mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Gives voice to those who were forcibly evicted from their homes in Sutherland in the early nineteenth century.
On the Other Side of Sorrow, Paperback (July 2014)
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Dance Called America, Paperback (June 2010)
Provides a comprehensive account of what happened to the thousands of people who, over the last 300 years, left Skye and other parts of the Scottish Highlands to make new lives in the United States and Canada.
Last of the Free, Paperback (June 2010)» View all books by James Hunter
Reveals how the Highlands and Islands of Scotland have evolved from a centre of European significance to a Scottish outpost. This book presents not simply the story of humanity's millennia-long involvement with one of the world's most spectacular localities, but also contributes to debate about how Scotland, and Britain, should be organised.
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Author Biography - James Hunter
James Hunter is the author of a number of books on Scottish history, including Culloden and the Last Clansman, A Dance Called America and Skye: The Island. He lives in Beauly, Inverness-shire.
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