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Global Migrations: The Scottish Diaspora since 1600

Angela McCarthy and John MacKenzie


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

Keywords: Scottish migration, Identities, Cross-cultural encounters, Slavery, Economics, Tourism, Europe, North America, Australasia, Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474410045
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410045.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela McCarthy, editor
University of Otago

John MacKenzie, editor
Lancaster University

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