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Author: Duane Meyer
ISBN: 0807841994
Language: English
Pages: 230 pages
Category: Americas
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; Reprint Edition edition (August 24, 1987)
Rating: 4.5
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The university of north carolina press. Manufactured in the United States of America. ISBN-13: 978-0-8078-0829-0. ISBN-10: 0-8078-0829-6. The Highlands of Scotland include those mainland and island areas north and west of a line formed approximately by the foothills of the Grampian Mountains. See Map . This line begins on the north coast midway between the Nairn River and the Findhorn River and runs south-southeast to include in the Highlands the western tips of the present-day shires of Moray, Banff, Aberdeen, and Angus.

Meyer addresses himself principally to two questions. Even though the book doesn't seem to confirm our family's belief that the McKenzies settled in SE North Carolina from the highlands in the 1760s, it was still a fascinating book to read. Why did many thousands of Scottish Highlanders emigrate to America in the eighteenth century. I wonder if there's anything left to see at Cross Creek, near Fayetteville, the center of the Highlander settlements along the Cape Fear River.

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Using a variety of sources - official papers, travel documents, diaries and newspapers - Duane Meyer presents a complete reconstruction of the settlement of Highlanders in North Carolina. He examines their motives for migaration, their life in America and their curious allegiance to George III. Product Identifiers. University of North Carolina Press.

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Meyer addresses himself principally to two questions. Why did many thousands of Scottish Highlanders emigrate to America in the eighteenth century, and why did the majority of them rally to the defense of the Crown. . . . Offers the most complete and intelligent analysis of them that has so far appeared.--William and Mary QuarterlyUsing a variety of original sources -- official papers, travel documents, diaries, and newspapers -- Duane Meyer presents an impressively complete reconstruction of the settlement of the Highlanders in North Carolina. He examines their motives for migration, their life in America, and their curious political allegiance to George III.
Comments (7)
Foiuost
I have had the abbreviated version of this book, which has been sold at historic sites and Highland games in NC, for many years. It is a good little book but the expanded version is much better and I do recommend it. The author has spent a lot of time researching the Highland migration to NC, its benefits, problems and what happened in the aftermath of the American Revolution in North Carolina. The book is well footnoted and contains some statistical information which, while it is available in the NC archives, is nice to have in this interesting volume. I can certainly recommend the book as a first book to have on this subject and also for the more advanced student of the Scottish Highland immigrant.
Fek
For those interested in the who, how, and why of the many different groups who emigrated from afar to become early Americans, this book provides the reader with an in-depth look at one of those groups, the Highland Scots. I bought this book as a reference into the lives of early Americans in NC for the purpose of writing fact based historical fiction, and was disappointed only by the fact that only a very specific part of NC and short time period is covered. However, there are many details about every aspect of the lives of these Highland Scots - their political and religious allegiance (you'll be shocked to see that they were actually supporters of King George III, and will learn why); how they participated in trade, and what they grew and sold, as well as how (transportation) and what they bought; how they interacted with neighbors and other ethnic groups; how and why they settled where they did, and much more. You will also learn about specific Highland Scots who have many descendents alive in NC and other areas today. If you are interested in the details of Highland Scots immigrants in the Cape Fear area during this time period, then this book is for you.
Kezan
Even though the book doesn't seem to confirm our family's belief that the McKenzies settled in SE North Carolina from the highlands in the 1760s, it was still a fascinating book to read. I wonder if there's anything left to see at Cross Creek, near Fayetteville, the center of the Highlander settlements along the Cape Fear River. I've heard it's mostly turned into a shopping mall, which is oddly appropriately given that it was an 18th century trading center. It's an easy read, 162 pages long plus back matter. I wish it went forward past 1765.
Nettale
The essential overview of Highland Scots' migration and settlement in North Carolina. Detailed, but never loses sight of the important factors. This book works well for both research and an overview. It's an important starting place for anyone researching their Scottish ancestors.
Ndyardin
Purchased for historical research on the people and area. Genealogy research. Would recommend it to others.
Zulkigis
This is a great book if you are researching ancestors from Scotland who immigrated to North Carolina. It is an accurate account written so that it is easy to understand life for the Highland Scots in America.
Purebinder
Learn about the Highland Scots in North Carolina. Great history. Recommended.
Good record of settlers, didn't have what I was looking for.