By Lucille H. Campey
This is often the 1st absolutely documented and distinctive account, produced lately, of 1 of the best early migrations of Scots to North the USA. the coming of the Hector in 1773, with approximately 2 hundred Scottish passengers, sparked an immense inflow of Scots to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. millions of Scots, normally from the Highlands and Islands, streamed into the province throughout the past due 1700s and the 1st 1/2 the 19th century.Lucille Campey lines the method of emigration and explains why Scots selected their diverse cost destinations in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. a lot unique details has been distilled to supply new insights on how, why and while the province got here to obtain its designated Scottish groups. hard the generally held assumption that this was once basically a flight from poverty, After the Hector unearths how Scots have been being motivated through beneficial properties, similar to the chance for better freedoms and higher livelihoods.The soreness and turmoil of the later Highland Clearances have solid an extended shadow over previous occasions, making a misunderstanding that every one emigration were compelled on humans. difficult evidence convey that the majority emigration used to be voluntary, self-financed and pursued through humans waiting for to enhance their fiscal clients. a mixture of push and pull components introduced Scots to Nova Scotia, laying down a wealthy and deep seam of Scottish tradition that keeps to flourish. largely documented with all recognized passenger lists and info of over 300 send crossings, this booklet tells their story."The saga of the Scots who came across a house clear of domestic in Nova Scotia, advised in a simple, unembellished, no-nonsense sort with a few surprises alongside the way in which. This ebook comprises a lot of significant curiosity to historians and genealogists."- Professor Edward J. Cowan, collage of Glasgow"...a well-written, crisp narrative that offers an invaluable define of the recognized Scottish settlements as much as the center of the nineteenth century...avoid[s] the sentimental 'victim & scapegoat process' to the subject and as a substitute has supplied an account of the sights and mechanisms of settlement...."- Professor Michael Vance, St. Mary's collage, Halifax
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Additional resources for After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852
Loyalist Scots differed from their English and Irish counterparts in showing a much stronger preference for the eastern Maritimes. 41 Thus, in spite of having come in such large numbers as Loyalists to the west of the province, most Scots eventually became concentrated along the bays and rivers of eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Pictou was the initial attraction. The Hector settlers had claimed an early foothold at its Harbour and along its river frontages. Their colonization efforts were given a boost, a decade later, with the arrival of ex-soldiers from two disbanded Scottish Regiments: the Duke of Hamilton's Regiment (82nd) and the Royal Highland Emigrants Regiment (the 84th).
There was Provost James Campbell at Inveraray (Argyll), Archibald Gray at Maryburgh (near Fort William), James MacDonald at Portree in Skye, Dougald Stewart at Fort Augustus (Inverness-shire) and Baillie Alexander Shaw at Inverness. 23 Further hostile comment followed. " He also questioned John Witherspoon's motives. 25 On the face of it, John Witherspoon's An etching of Reverend Dr. John involvement in this colonization scheme Witherspoon, the Scottish Presbyseems odd. A prominent figure in the terian minister who became Church of Scotland, he came to the notice President of Princeton College, New Jersey.
For the nation's social ills. Highland landlords, who had formerly fought to retain their tenants, swung around in favour of emigration schemes. But this change of attitude did not happen until the 18208, some fifty years after the Hector settlers had first arrived at Pictou. 34 Thus the more representative stereotype is of self-funded, and positively motivated people who sought the better standard of life which the New World offered. The collapse of traditional kelp markets, bad harvests and a general industrial depression brought huge changes to the Highlands from the late 18305, the most traumatic being the large-scale removal of people to make way for sheep farms.
After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852 by Lucille H. Campey