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Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World 1750–1820$
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Douglas Hamilton

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719071829

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719071829.001.0001

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Scotland in the eighteenth century

Scotland in the eighteenth century

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(p.11) Chapter One Scotland in the eighteenth century
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Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World 1750–1820
Author(s):

Douglas J. Hamilton

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719071829.003.0002

This chapter examines the impact of social, economic and political developments in Scotland in the second half of the eighteenth century on the way the Scots engaged with the Caribbean. It describes the society from which Scottish adventurers to the West Indies came and identifies the Scots who were drawn to the Caribbean in terms of their social backgrounds. This chapter also considers how far their Scottish backgrounds affected the manner of their participation in the Caribbean.

Keywords:   Scotland, Caribbean, social developments, economic developments, political developments, West Indies, social backgrounds

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