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Scotland in the eighteenth century

Douglas J. Hamilton

in Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World 1750–1820

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780719071829
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702321 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719071829.003.0002
Scotland in the eighteenth century

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This chapter examines the impact of social, economic and political developments in Scotland in the second half of the eighteenth century on the way the Scots engaged with the Caribbean. It describes the society from which Scottish adventurers to the West Indies came and identifies the Scots who were drawn to the Caribbean in terms of their social backgrounds. This chapter also considers how far their Scottish backgrounds affected the manner of their participation in the Caribbean.

Keywords: Scotland; Caribbean; social developments; economic developments; political developments; West Indies; social backgrounds

Chapter.  9295 words. 

Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism

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