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Scottish Highlanders in Colonial Georgia The Recruitment, Emigration, and Settlement at Darien, 1735-1748 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0820324566
ISBN-13: 9780820324562
Sku: 31001562
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Sales Rank: 85442
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  200
Age Range:  NA
 
Between 1735 and 1748 hundreds of young men and their families emigrated from the Scottish Highlands to the Georgia coast to settle and protect the new British colony. The trustees of the colony and military governor James Oglethorpe wanted settlers who were accustomed to hardship, militant in nature, and willing to become frontier farmer-soldiers. In this respect, the Highlanders fit the bill perfectly through training and tradition.

In Scottish Highlanders in Colonial Georgia, Anthony W. Parker explains what factors motivated the Highlanders to leave their native glens of Scotland for the pine barrens of Georgia. He considers how their cultural distinctiveness and "old world" experience prepared the Scots to play a vital role in the survival of Georgia in this early and precarious moment in its history.

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Between 1735 and 1748 hundreds of young men and their families emigrated from the Scottish Highlands to the Georgia coast to settle and protect the new British colony. These men were recruited by the trustees of the colony and military governor James Oglethorpe, who wanted settlers who were accustomed to hardship, militant in nature, and willing to become frontier farmer-soldiers. In this respect, the Highlanders fit the bill perfectly through training and tradition.

Recruiting and settling the Scottish Highlanders as the first line of defense on the southern frontier in Georgia was an important decision on the part of the trustees and crucial for the survival of the colony, but this portion of Georgia's history has been sadly neglected until now. By focusing on the Scots themselves, Anthony W. Parker explains what factors motivated the Highlanders to leave their native glens of Scotland for the pine barrens of Georgia and attempts to account for the reasons their cultural distinctiveness and "old world" experience aptly prepared them to play a vital role in the survival of Georgia in this early and precarious moment in its history.

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Product attributePublisher:   University of Georgia Press
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