Repatriation from the West Indies

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:
Repatriation from the West Indies

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This chapter focuses on the repatriation of the Scots from the West Indies. It reviews the ways in which the returnees spent their Caribbean fortunes and suggests that returnees from the Caribbean and their wealth had a profound influence on late eighteenth-century Scottish society. It discusses how the group which originated in Scotland, was developed in the West Indies, and finally settled in and around Bristol and became an integral part of the civic community there. In addition to returning Scots, there were also young West Indians who were sent to Scotland to be educated and they are mostly the children of Scottish migrants to the Caribbean.

Keywords: repatriation; Scots; West Indies; wealth; Scottish society; Bristol; civic community; West Indians; Scottish migrants

Chapter.  12153 words. 

Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism

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