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The involuntary American : a Scottish prisoner's journey to the new world

Author: Carol Gardner
Publisher: Yardley, Pennsylvania: Westholme Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the winter of 1650-51, one hundred fifty ragged and hungry Scottish prisoners of war arrived at Massachusetts Bay Colony, where they were sold as indentured laborers for 20 to 30 pounds each. Among them was Thomas Doughty, a common foot soldier who had survived the Battle of Dunbar, a forced marched of 100 miles without food or water, imprisonment in Durham Cathedral, and a difficult Atlantic crossing. An  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Gardner
ISBN: 9781594163128 159416312X
OCLC Number: 1049175379
Description: 256 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Passage --
2. Religious wars --
3. Death march --
4. Origins --
5. Prisoners, servants, or slaves? --
6. Land, woods and water --
7. A childe unlawfully begotten --
8. Ethnic wars --
9. Refugees --
10. & further saith not.
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"In the winter of 1650-51, one hundred fifty ragged and hungry Scottish prisoners of war arrived at Massachusetts Bay Colony, where they were sold as indentured laborers for 20 to 30 pounds each. Among them was Thomas Doughty, a common foot soldier who had survived the Battle of Dunbar, a forced marched of 100 miles without food or water, imprisonment in Durham Cathedral, and a difficult Atlantic crossing. An ordinary individual who experienced extraordinary events, Doughty was among some 420 Scottish soldiers who were captured during the War of the Three Kingdoms, transported to America, and sold between 1650 and 1651. Their experiences offer a fresh perspective on seventeenth-­century life." - publisher

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