Department of History

Myth, Migration and the Making of Memory: Scotia and Nova Scotia c.1700-1990


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Myth, Migration and the Making of Memory: Scotia and Nova Scotia c.1700 - 1990

Halifax, Fernwood Books, 1999

A multi-author collection of essays on transatlantic history edited with Marjory Harper, University of Aberdeen.

 

Contents

 

Illustrations

7

   

Contributors

9

   

Preface

12

   

Introduction

 

1. Myth, Migration and the Makingof Memory: An Introduction

Marjory Harper and Michael E. Vance

14

   

Myth

 

2. The Myth of Scotch Canada

Edward J. Cowan

49

   

3. Surveying the Remains of a Highland Myth: Investigations at the Birthplace of Flora MacDonald, Airigh-mhuilinn, South Uist

James Symonds

 

73

   

4. Scottishness and Britishness in Canada, 1790-1914

J.M. Bumsted

89

   

Migration

 

5. Leaving the Highlands: Colonial Destinations in Canada and Australia

Eric Richards

105

   

6. Historical Archaeology and Migrations: Barra Blackhouse Abandonment and Mid-nineteenth Century Migration to Nova Scotia

Keith Branigan

 

127

   

7. A Highland Regiment in Halifax: The 78th Highland Regiment of Foot and the Scottish National/Cultural Factor in Nova Scotia's Capital, 1869-71

Cameron Pulsifer

 

141

   

8. "Advent'rous Merchants and Atlantic Waves":A Preliminary Study of the Scottish Contributions to Book Availability in Halifax, 1752-1810

Fiona A. Black

 

157

   

9.Mediating a Scottish Enlightenment Ideal: The Presbyterian Dissenter Attack on Slavery in Late Eighteenth-Century Nova Scotia

Barry Cahill

 

189

   

10. Scottish Influences in Nineteenth-century Nova Scotian Medicine: A Study of Professional, Class and Ethnic Identity

Colin D. Howell

 

202

   

11. Victorian Philanthrophy and Child Rescue: The Career of Emma Stirling in Scotland and Nova Scotia, 1860-95

Philip Girard

 

218

   

12. Notes from Eastern Canada: Scottish Immigration to the Maritime Provinces in the 1920s

Marjory Harper

 

232

   

Memory

 

13. On Remembering and Forgetting: Highland Memories within the Maritime Diaspora

Rusty Bitterman

 

253

   

14. "Lochaber no more": A Critical Examination of Highland Emigration Mythology

Michael Kennedy

 

267

   

15. Above and Below Ground: Metaphors of Identity in Fictional Texts from Scotia and Nova Scotia

Uwe Zagratski

 

298

   

Index

313