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To be honest, I was disappointed with this read. However I'm coming from an academic perspective. By that I mean, I want precise details and understand when certain elements are missing or when assumptions are made with few examples given.I'm not going to go into precise examples but I wouldn't recommend if you were searching for facts and clear cut and accurate sequence of events. Although, if you were looking to begin your journey in this History then could be worth a look-in.
I borrowed this book to read while attending an "Outlander" Fan Event in NC. One of the speakers utilized it as a reference so I wasn't the only person who has found it informative.
Solid, basic text. It answered as many questions as it created. It provides a fairly weak explanation for why the Highlander colonists were all devout loyalist, which left a lot to be desired.
DRYWell researched, organized, and reasoned, the factual nature of this book renders an arid read. A solid reference book, but that's it.
n.b. this is not the edition I'm reading; my edition is old paperback with a plain ivory cover, probably from the 1970s. Finally read the fine print: I didn't actually read this book. I read a pamphlet, condensed from the original book for the tercentenniary of NC (1663-1963.)But fascinating nonetheless. Many of the Highland emigrants were Loyalist; they remembered the uprising in 1745. They knew the costs and had not forgotten Culloden. And many of them left Cumberland County after the war, inc...
Just finished The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776 by Duane Meyer! It was a great read. Very enlightening. And not too long, only 162 pages. Yet well documented (the author has 28 pages of endnotes and an 11 page bibliography). The last chapter is particularly interesting because it deals with the involvement of the Highlanders during the American Revolution, and why so many of them chose to fight for the British. The explanations for that are complex, so I will be posting some excerp...
Excellent source for learning about the Scottish influence in the Carolinas! I bought this for research for a book I am writing and I found it very helpful.