By Angela McCarthy
Migration from the British "Celtic fringe" because the eighteenth century has had an important influence at the politics, economics, demography, sociology and tradition of the hot global, as forces shaping foreign politics or even conflict. The authors use new fabric to discover Scottish migrant networks and private reports in components comparable to the Caribbean, New Zealand and Australia.
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80 Writing to Michie from Calcutta in 1784 Duncan noted, ‘It reflects a credit upon me in the settlement to be known to be your nephew, to which circumstance indeed all my success in life has been owing’. 81 One result of this reliance on kinship was a clustering effect as family members joined each other in India. Thomas Munro, later a governor of Madras, arrived in the Presidency in 1780. 82 The proximity of close family members provided important, if intangible, benefits that included emotional support and friendship.
H. Brown, Strangers in Blood: Fur Trading Company Families in Indian Country (Vancouver, 1985), p. 36. British Library, India Office Records [IOR], B/59, p. 161; IOR, O/5/30, fos 210-13; Melville Castle Muniments, NAS, GD 51/4/1. B. Bailyn and P. D. Morgan, ‘Introduction’, in B. Bailyn and P. D. Morgan (eds), Strangers Within the Realm: Cultural Margins of the First British Empire (London, 1991), pp. 7-9; N. C. ), An Imperial State at War: Britain from 1689 to 1815 (London, 1994), p. 260; John M.
These men show that Scottish networks and identities in the East were never static and revolved in response to the process of sojourning. The cultural disorientation that newly arrived sojourners 40 A GLOBAL CLAN experienced when they first encountered Indian society could be reduced through contact with home and by joining the cocoon of Scottish households already established in India. As the years passed, this early reliance on Scottishness was complemented by new white, European, professional, and British identities.
A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identity since the Eighteenth Century (International Library of Historical Studies) by Angela McCarthy