In Canada there are nearly as many descendants of Scots as there are people living in Scotland; almost 5 million Canadians ticked the "Scottish origin" box in the most recent Canadian Census. Many Scottish families have friends or relatives in Canada. Who left Scotland? Why did they leave? What did they do when they got there? What was their ...
In Canada there are nearly as many descendants of Scots as there are people living in Scotland; almost 5 million Canadians ticked the "Scottish origin" box in the most recent Canadian Census. Many Scottish families have friends or relatives in Canada. Who left Scotland? Why did they leave? What did they do when they got there? What was their impact on the developing nation? Thousands of Scots were forced from their homeland, while others chose to leave, seeking a better life. As individuals, families and communities, they braved the wild Atlantic Ocean, many crossing in cramped under-rationed ships, unprepared for the fierce Canadian winter. And yet Scots went on to lay railroads, found banks and exploit the fur trade, and helped form the political infrastructure of modern day Canada. This book follows the pioneers west from Nova Scotia to the prairie frontier and on to the Pacific coast. It examines the reasons why so many Scots left their land and families. The legacy of centuries of trade and communication still binds the two countries, and Scottish Canadians keep alive the traditions that crossed the Atlantic with their ancestors.
Photos, Maps. New. 5 x 8 " 1842820389 2004 Softcover book, 2nd printing...BRAND NEW from 2004 publisher...Never opened, Never owned, Never marked...Gift Giving quality...183 pages with biblography, chronology, & index; illustrated with 2 maps, plus 16 pages of glossy B&W historical photographs, engravings, and paintings...In Canada, the population of Scottish-descent people alone is nearly as great as all population of all of Scotland...more than 4 million Canadians...Most Scottish families in Scotland have friends or relatives, or both, in Canada...This fascinating book contains the information on those who left 'home' to go 'out to Canada'...Who were they? ...Why did they leave? ...What did they do when they got there? ...and What has been their great impact in helping to develop the nation that is Canada? ...Thousands of Scots were forced from their homeland through a series of events...while many others chose to leave...seeking a better life in the new world...They braved the wild Atlantic crossing...and the even wilder Canadian winters...to go on to lay railroads, found banks, and seek their wealth in the fur trade....and helped form the social and political backbone of modern day Canada..." Scots in Canada "...by Jenni Calder...published by Luath Publishing, Edinburgh Scotland, 2004 Softcover 2nd printing book, in English only *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely Worldwide, since 1965 ***
New. This book looks at the 5 million Canadians with Scottish origin, asking who are they, why did they leave Scotland, what did they do when they arrived in Canada and what impact did they have on the nation. Num Pages: 208 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKS; 1KBC; HBTG; JFFN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 135 x 210 x 20. Weight in Grams: 278. 2014. 1st Edition. Paperback.....We ship daily from our Bookshop.
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