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The Resource After the Hector : the Scottish pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852, Lucille H. Campey, (electronic resource)

After the Hector : the Scottish pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852, Lucille H. Campey, (electronic resource)

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After the Hector : the Scottish pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852
Title
After the Hector
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the Scottish pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852
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Lucille H. Campey
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Language
eng
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Campey, Lucille H
Dewey number
971.6/0049163
LC call number
F1040.S4
LC item number
C36 2007eb
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  • Scots
  • Scots
  • Immigrants
  • Ships
  • Scotland
  • Nova Scotia
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  • This is the first fully documented and detailed account, produced in recent times, of one of the greatest early migrations of Scots to North America. The arrival of the "Hector" in 1773, with nearly 200 Scottish passengers, sparked a huge influx of Scots to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Thousands of Scots, mainly from the Highlands and Islands, streamed into the province during the late 1700s and the first half of the nineteenth century.Lucille Campey traces the process of emigration and explains why Scots chose their different settlement locations in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Much detailed information has been distilled to provide new insights on how, why and when the province came to acquire its distinctive Scottish communities. Challenging the widely held assumption that this was primarily a flight from poverty, "After the Hector" reveals how Scots were being influenced by positive factors, such as the opportunity for greater freedoms and better livelihoods.The suffering and turmoil of the later Highland Clearances have cast a long shadow over earlier events, creating a false impression that all emigration had been forced on people. Hard facts show that most emigration was voluntary, self-financed and pursued by people expecting to improve their economic prospects. A combination of push and pull factors brought Scots to Nova Scotia, laying down a rich and deep seam of Scottish culture that continues to flourish. Extensively documented with all known passenger lists and details of over three hundred ship crossings, this book tells their story."The saga of the Scots who found a home away from home in Nova Scotia, told in a straightforward, unembellished, no-nonsense style with some surprises along the way. This book contains much of vital interest to historians and genealogists."- Professor Edward J. Cowan, University of Glasgow..".a well-written, crisp narrative that provides a useful outline of the known Scottish settlements up to the middle of the 19th century...avoid[s] the sentimental 'victim & scapegoat approach' to the topic and instead has provided an account of the attractions and mechanisms of settlement...."- Professor Michael Vance, St. Mary's University, Halifax
  • This is the first fully documented and detailed account, produced in recent times, of one of the greatest early migrations of Scots to North America. The arrival of the 'Hector' in 1773, with nearly 200 Scottish passengers, sparked a huge influx of Scots to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Thousands of Scots, mainly from the Highlands and Islands, streamed into the province during the late 1700s and the first half of the nineteenth century. Lucille Campey traces the process of emigration and explains why Scots chose their different settlement locations in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Much detailed information has been distilled to provide new insights on how, why and when the province came to acquire its distinctive Scottish communities. Challenging the widely held assumption that this was primarily a flight from poverty, "After the Hector" reveals how Scots were being influenced by positive factors, such as the opportunity for greater freedoms and better livelihoods. The suffering and turmoil of the later Highland Clearances have cast a long shadow over earlier events, creating a false impression that all emigration had been forced on people. Hard facts show that most emigration was voluntary, self-financed and pursued by people expecting to improve their economic prospects. A combination of push and pull factors brought Scots to Nova Scotia, laying down a rich and deep seam of Scottish culture that continues to flourish. Extensively documented with all known passenger lists and details of over three hundred ship crossings, this book tells their story
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After the Hector : the Scottish pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852, Lucille H. Campey, (electronic resource)
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Originally published: Toronto [Ont.] : Natural Heritage Books, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-348) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000100056
Dimensions
23 cm.
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unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 376 p.
Isbn
9781550027709
Isbn Type
(Dundurn) :
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000100056
Label
After the Hector : the Scottish pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852, Lucille H. Campey, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally published: Toronto [Ont.] : Natural Heritage Books, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-348) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000100056
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 376 p.
Isbn
9781550027709
Isbn Type
(Dundurn) :
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000100056

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