Item description for Scots in the USA by Jenni Calder...
The map of the United States is peppered with Scottish place-names and America's telephone directories are filled with surnames illustrating Scottish ancestry. For the 27 million Americans with Scottish roots, it should come of no surprise that their ancestors helped shape American history from its beginnings. Jenni Calder's Scots in the USA reminds of us of the enormous role played by Scots in the foundation and creation of America, and provides new insight into Scottish-American history.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.11" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher Luath Press Limited
ISBN 1905222068 ISBN13 9781905222063
Availability 21 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 27, 2016 05:01.
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More About Jenni Calder
JENNI CALDER was born in Chicago, educated in the United States and England, and has lived in or near Edinburgh since 1971. After several years of part-time teaching and freelance writing, including three years in Kenya, she worked at the National Museums of Scotland from 1978 to 2001 successively as education officer, Head of Publications, script editor for the Museum of Scotland, and latterly as Head of Museum of Scotland International. In the latter capacity her main interest was in emigration and the Scottish diaspora. She has written and lectured widely on Scottish, English and American literary and historical subjects, and writes fiction and poetry as Jenni Daiches. She has two daughters, a son and a dog.