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American Scots : the Scottish diaspora and the USA.

Author: Duncan Sim
Publisher: Edinburgh : Dunedin, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some 30 million people worldwide claim Scottish ancestry, making the Scots one of the world's largest diasporas. There are few countries around the globe without a Caledonian Society, a Burns Club, a Scottish country dance society or some similar organisation expressing Scottish social and cultural heritage. The Scottich diaspora in the United States is one of the largest and there is increasing interest in it,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Sim
ISBN: 9781906716332 1906716331
OCLC Number: 668198466
Description: xxiii, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the Scottish diaspora --
Hyphenated identities in America --
The Scottish communities in America --
Scottish expatriate organisations --
Tartan Day --
Maintaining a Scottish identity --
The relationship with modern Scotland --
Cherishing the diaspora --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Duncan Sim.

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Duncan Sim describes the Scottish diaspora in America, one of the largest. His survey includes interviews with Scottish Americans about their family histories, their membership of Scottish societies  Read more...

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