The Original Scots Colonists of Early America. Caribbean Supplement 1611-1707


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This supplement contains data which expands on some of the information found in Mr. Dobson’s earlier book “The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783.” It also contains completely new information gleaned from recent research. The original book, published by GPC in 1989, was based entirely on source material located in the United Kingdom, while this volume contains primary and secondary material from both U.K. and U.S. sources. The focus of the “Caribbean Supplement” is on the period prior to 1707, the year marking the political union between England and Scotland. The Act of Union of 1707 eliminated restrictions on trade between Scotland and the American colonies, and in consequence emigration to the West Indies increased rather substantially. This work concentrates, however, on seventeenth-century emigration, a far more difficult period to document than that of the following century.


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