Scottish Highlanders in Colonial Georgia

Scottish Highlanders in Colonial Georgia

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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. 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 qold worldq experience aptly prepared them to play a vital role in the survival of Georgia in this early and precarious moment in its history.In His Majestya#39;s name, and in pursuance of the power and authority to me given by His Majesty under his royal sign manual, by virtue of an Act of Parliament, intitled An Act for More Effectual Disarming of the Highlands in That Part of Great anbsp;...


Title:Scottish Highlanders in Colonial Georgia
Author: Anthony W. Parker
Publisher:University of Georgia Press - 2002
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