TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Scotland's Global Diaspora, 1750-2010

T M DEVINE
416pp 36 ILLUS 10 TABLES 2011 OUT OF PRINT H558

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£14.95

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For centuries, untold numbers of Scots have sought their fortunes in every conceivable walk of life and in every imaginable climate across the British Empire and beyond. Filled with an acute awareness of the poverty and social inequality that provoked so much emigration, this history of the Scottish diaspora pays particular attention to traders, missionaries and soldiers, and examines the degree to which Scotland was for many years an imperial economy, with intimate links through shipping, engineering, jute and banking to the most remote of settlements.
. . . explodes myths . . . it has the fascinating charm of a detective story. GUARDIAN