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Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World 1750–1820
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Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World 1750–1820

Douglas Hamilton

Abstract

This book is wholly devoted to assessing the array of links between Scotland and the Caribbean in the later eighteenth century. It uses a wide range of archival sources to paint a detailed picture of the lives of thousands of Scots who sought fortunes and opportunities, as Burns wrote, ‘across th' Atlantic roar’. The book outlines the range of their occupations as planters, merchants, slave owners, doctors, overseers and politicians, and shows how Caribbean connections affected Scottish society during the period of ‘improvement’. The book highlights the Scots' reinvention of the system of clan ... More

Keywords: planters, merchants, slave owners, doctors, overseers, politicians, Caribbean, Scottish society, clanship, empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719071829
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719071829.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Hamilton, author