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  • Published: 19 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780718193195
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $30.00

Scotland's Empire

The Origins of the Global Diaspora



The second part of the Scotland Trilogy - a dazzling account of the roots of global expansion, enterprise and emigration

The Scots had an enormous impact on the global development of the British Empire as emigrants, soldiers, merchants and colonial administrators. Scotland's Empire provides a comprehensive examination of their crucial role during the formative era of the long eighteenth century, ranging from the Americas to Australia and from the Caribbean islands to India.

  • Published: 19 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780718193195
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $30.00

About the author

T M Devine

T. M. Devine is University Research Professor and Director of the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Among Professor Devine's previous publications are The Tobacco Lords, Conflict and Stability in Scottish Society, Improvement and Enlightenment, The Great Highland Famine, Clanship to Crofter's War, Irish Immigrants and Scottish Society and The Scottish Nation 1700-2000.

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Praise for Scotland's Empire

Scotland's Empire is a fascinating work, replete with telling detail and continually throwing out observations which invite further speculation

Literary Review

A book that will be enjoyed by anyone interested in history, or who simply enjoys a good story, well told

Laurence James, Herald

The history of the British empire will never look the same after this book

Professor Christopher Bayly

Tom Devine, Scotland's foremost historian, follows up his majestic The Scottish Nation with a forensic analysis of Scotland's central role in the British Empire ... Devine creates a book that suits post-devolution Scotland - we only have ourselves to understand

Frank McAvetty, MSP, Sunday Herald (Books of the Year 2003)

As a sophisticated and clearly argued statement of Scots and Empire this book could hardly be bettered

Scotsman

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