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MacKAY, Donald. Scotland Farewell : The People of the Hector. Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited / Edinburgh : Paul Harris Publishing, (1980). First Printing. Pp. (5),vi-xxvi,-229,(1) + 8 p. of plates. Maps. 8vo, light brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. William Donald MacKay (b. July 17, 1925, East Portapique, Colchester County - d. August 28, 2011, Wolfville,Nova Scotia) Canadian journalist and historian, who grew up in Windsor and Halifax. "This is the story of the Highland Scots who sailed to Pictou, No va Scotia, in 1773 on the Hector and who pioneered the large-scale emigration of Scots to Nova Scotia. Fleeing the overcrowding, starvation and persecution that followed the defeat of Prince Charles's Jacobite army by the English at Culloden, they sailed in search of a land they could call their own. With the breakdown of the clan system came vicious rents charged by absentee chiefs and arbitrary rule of bureaucrats hundreds of miles away; the security of a long-established way of life had disappeared and their only choice was to starve or leave." - from the dust jacket. Part One: After Culloden. Part Two: Nova Scotia. With references and index. Very good in edgeworndustjacket. 25.00
Title: Scotland Farewell : The People of the Hector. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1980, ISBN:0070923787:
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