Global Migrations

The Scottish Diaspora since 1600
Author(s): 
McCarthy, Angela
Author(s): 
MacKenzie, John M.
ISBN: 
9781474410045
Date published: 
May 2016
Hardback
Price: 
£70.00

From the seventeenth century to the current day, more than 2.5 million Scots have sought new lives elsewhere. This book of essays from established and emerging scholars examines the impact since 1600 of out migration from Scotland on the homeland, the migrants and the destinations in which they settled, and their descendants and ‘affinity’ Scots. It does so through a focus on the under-researched themes of slavery, cross-cultural encounters, economics, war, tourism, and the modern diaspora since 1945. It spans diverse destinations including Europe, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).