From swords to ploughshares : the context for Highland soldier settlement in Nova Scotia, 1710-1775

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dc.contributor.advisor Vance, Michael E. (Michael Easton), 1959-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Smith, Donald Brian 2011-05-09T12:31:48Z 2011-05-09T12:31:48Z 2003
dc.identifier.other FC2350 S3 S65 2003
dc.description 157 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 149-157).
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the circumstances whereby Scottish Highland soldiers became settlers in Nova Scotia prior to the American Revolution. It details the process, commencing in the late seventeenth century, of the gradual integration of Highland regiments into the regular British Army and the deployment of these units to North America. It also demonstrates how the garrisoning of these soldiers in Nova Scotia was designed to both contain the French and deal with their allies, the indigenous Mi'kmaq. It argues that the policy to allow discharged soldiers to settle in the colony was a product of these circumstances. While it has proven difficult to locate individual soldiers, by either rank or nationality, this thesis has uncovered enough evidence to demonstrate that Highland soldiers were indeed settled in the colony prior to 1775 and that this aspect of Nova Scotian settlement history is worthy of further investigation.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc FC2350.S3
dc.subject.lcsh Great Britain. Army -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. -- History -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh Scots -- Nova Scotia -- History -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh Soldiers -- Scotland -- Highlands -- History -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh Immigrants -- Nova Scotia -- History -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh Nova Scotia -- History -- 1713-1763
dc.subject.lcsh Highlands (Scotland) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 18th century
dc.title From swords to ploughshares : the context for Highland soldier settlement in Nova Scotia, 1710-1775
dc.type Text Master of Arts in History Masters History Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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