A Dance Called America: The Scottish Highlands, the United States and Canada

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Mainstream Publishing, 1995 - History - 288 pages
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A new dance was devised in the Isle of Skye in the eighteenth century. An exhilarating dance. A dance, one visitor reports, which ''the emigration from Skye has occasioned''. The visitor asks for the dance's name. ''They call it America,'' he is told. Now James Hunter provides the first comprehensive account of what happened to the thousands of people who, over the last two hundred years, left Skye and other parts of the Scottish Highlands to make new lives in the United States and Canada.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
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TWO What Then is the American This New Man?
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THREE A Hardy and Intrepid Race of Men
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James Hunter is the author of a number of books on Scottish history including Culloden and the Last Clansman; Glencoe and the Indians; Last of the Free; and A Dance Called America.

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