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To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland's Global Diaspora, 1750-2010


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The Scots are one of the world's greatest nations of emigrants. For centuries, untold numbers of men, women, and children have sought their fortunes in every conceivable walk of life and in every imaginable climate. All over the British Empire, the United States, and elsewhere, the Scottish contribution to the development of the modern world has been a formidable one, from finance to industry, philosophy to politics.

To the Ends of the Earth puts this extraordinary epic center stage, taking many famous stories--from the Highland Clearances and emigration to the Scottish Enlightenment and empire--and removing layers of myth and sentiment to reveal the no-less-startling truth. Whether in the creation of great cities or prairie farms, the Scottish element always left a distinctive trace, and Devine pays particular attention to the exceptional Scottish role as traders, missionaries, and soldiers.

This major new book is also a study of the impact of the global world on Scotland itself and the degree to which the Scottish economy was for many years an imperial economy, with intimate, important links through shipping, engineering, jute, and banking to the most remote of settlements.

Filled with fascinating stories and an acute awareness of the poverty and social inequality that provoked so much emigration, To the Ends of the Earth will make its readers think about the world in a quite different way.

Book News Annotation:

Devine follows up a previous book, Scotland's Empire, with this study of Scots who left their country. Characterizing this subject as in its "intellectual infancy," he integrates attention to the home country and the host lands and explains in the preface that he "...situates the Scottish experience in a comparative and international context in order to at least reduce some of the dangers of parochialism, introspection and exceptionalism." Devine is affiliated with the U. of Edinburgh and directs the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

T. M. DEVINE is the author of the bestselling The Scottish Nation, 1700-2007. He is the Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh and director of the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies. He is a fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2001, Devine was awarded the Royal Gold Medal, Scotland's supreme academic accolade. The author lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Devine, T M
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Devine, T. M.
General History
World History-England General
World History-Scotland and Wales
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9.21 x 6.3 x 1.33 in 1.58 lb

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Scotland
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Scotland and Wales
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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