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Lost in the backwoods : Scots and the North American wilderness

Author: Jenni Calder
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most Scots who crossed the Atlantic in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries encountered the practical, moral and cultural challenges of the wilderness, with its many tensions and contradictions.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenni Calder
ISBN: 9780748647392 0748647392 9780748647385 0748647384
OCLC Number: 851521748
Description: 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Scotland's hard country --
The never-ending forest --
Desperate undertakings --
Glorious independence --
Future prospects and present sacrifice --
Treasures of the forest, the field and the mine --
Regions of adventure --
The hope of the world?
Responsibility: Jenni Calder.
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