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Scotland and the British Empire

John M. MacKenzie and T. M. Devine


The extraordinary influence of Scots in the British Empire has long been recognised. As administrators, settlers, temporary residents, professionals, plantation owners, and as military personnel, they were strikingly prominent in North America, the Caribbean, Australasia, South Africa, India, and colonies in South-East Asia and Africa. Throughout these regions they brought to bear distinctive Scottish experience as well as particular educational, economic, cultural, and religious influences. Moreover, the relationship between Scots and the British Empire had a profound effect upon many aspect ... More

Keywords: British Empire, Scots, Scottish experience, Scotland, India, East India Company, missionary, ethnic identities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199573240
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. MacKenzie, editor
Professor Emeritus of Imperial History, Lancaster University; Honorary Professor, University of Aberdeen; Honorary Professor, University of St. Andrews; Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh

T. M. Devine, editor
Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography and Director of the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies, University of Edinburgh

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