The People of Glengarry
Highlanders in Transition, 1745-1820Book - 1993
Using a wide array of published and unpublished sources, McLean examines in detail nine group emigrations that left western Inverness between 1785 and 1802 for Glengarry County in Upper Canada (now Ontario). She describes how, once in North America, they built a new Highland community in an attempt to ensure each family's access to the land. By revealing the pattern of Highland emigration to Glengarry County - families and friends leaving and/or settling together - McLean confirms Bernard Bailyn's notion of a "provincial emigrant stream," and offers a convincing explanation for the development of one of Canada's "limited identities."
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993, c1991
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
Branch Call Number: 971.3/MCL