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How the Scots invented the Modern World : the true story of how western Europe's poorest nation created our world & everything in it

Author: Arthur Herman
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the seminal contributions of Scotland to the development of modern Western civilization, discussing the impact of such ideals as democracy, freedom of speech, equal opportunity, and a commitment to education.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Herman
ISBN: 0609606352 9780609606353
OCLC Number: 240911745
Description: viii, 392 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Epiphany. The new Jerusalem --
A trap of their own making --
The proper study of Mankind I --
The proper study of mankind II --
A land divided --
Last stand --
Profitable ventures --
A select society : Adam Smith and his friends --
pt. 2. Diaspora. "That great design" : Scots in America --
Light from the North : Scots. liberals, and reform --
The last minstrel : Sir Walter Scott and the Highland revival --
Practical matters : Scots in science and industry --
The sun never sets : Scots and the British Empire --
Self-made men : Scots in the United States.
Responsibility: Arthur Herman.

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Explores the seminal contributions of Scotland to the development of modern Western civilization, discussing the impact of such ideals as democracy, freedom of speech, equal opportunity, and a commitment to education.

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