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Michael Fry traces the ironies of their fate as emigration, forced clearances, and the breakdown of feudal relations undermined traditional customs. In this entertaining and informative book, historian Michael Fry shows how Americans of Scottish heritage helped shape this country, from its founding days to the present. Sometimes the information seems scattered, and there is no clear thread to follow. Finally, he takes readers into the twentieth century, in which the Scots serve as the ideal example of a people that have embraced globalization without losing their sense of history, culture and national identity. Armed with an inimitable range of historical knowledge, Fry charts the exchange of ideas and values between Scotland and America that led to many of the greatest achievements in business, science, and the arts.

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how the scots made america fry michael

He is the author of The Scottish Empire 2001 , How the Scots Made America 2003 and Wild Scots: Four Hundred Years of Highland History 2005. The Scots' unflappable spirit and hardy disposition helped them take root among the earliest settlements and become some of the British colonies' foremost traders. During the Revolution, the teachings of the great Scottish philosophers and economists would help to shape the democracy that thrived in America as in no other part of the world. But more than merely listing names, Fry's book draws parallels between Scotland and America that both enlighten and surprise. Ever since they first set foot in the new world alongside the Viking explorers the Scots have left their mark.

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How the Scots Made America

how the scots made america fry michael

Fry wanders pleasurably and eloquently across a landscape including presidents Polk, Buchanan, Arthur and Wilson, and William McIntosh, son of a Scottish trader and a Native-American princess who became chief of the Creek Indians and introduced tartan to their costumes. I found this book to be informative, but generally tired of his editorial comments that seemed to favor the lairds over the commoners. Tamer in tone than James Webb's Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, this contributes nicely to the recent revival of interest in Scottish influence around the world. It is an absolutely beautiful and vibrant country, and it is my dream to travel there someday. They were courageous pioneers, history-changing revolutionaries, great Presidents, doughty f Ever since they first set foot in the new world alongside the Viking explorers the Scots have left their mark. Scottish Americans have been incomparable innovators in e… Ever since they first set foot in the new world alongside the Viking explorers, the Scots have left their mark.

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How the Scots Made America by Michael Fry

how the scots made america fry michael

Though of course I don't need that since I know Gaelic fairly well after 2+ years learning it. Armed with an inimitable range of historical knowledge, Fry charts the exchange of ideas and values between Scotland and America that led to many of the greatest achievements in business, science, and the arts. The Scots' unflappable spirit and hardy disposition helped them take root among the earliest settlements and become some of the British colonies' foremost traders. Ever since they first set foot in the new world alongside the Viking explorers, the Scots have left their mark. Description: xiii, 242 pages ; 25 cm Contents: 1. How the Scots Made America is not only a must-read for all those with Scottish ancestry but for anyone interested in knowing the full story behind the roots of the American way of life.

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how the scots made america fry michael

Although his title makes a claim that he fails to fully back up, Fry, a correspondent for the Scotsman and author of The Scottish Empire, provides a highly entertaining romp through American history as influenced by men and women of Scottish ancestry, from warriors to financiers, from politicians to explorers. When not traveling, he lives in Edinburgh. Finally, he takes readers into the twentieth century, in which the Scots serve as the ideal example of a people that have embraced globalization without losing their sense of history, culture and national identity. Librarian's note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. They were courageous pioneers, history-changing revolutionaries, great Presidents, doughty fighters, inspiring writers, learned teachers, intrepid explorers, daring frontiersmen, and of course buccaneering businessmen, media moguls, and capitalists throughout American history.

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Reading : How The Scots Made America Fry Michael

how the scots made america fry michael

Armed with an inimitable range of historical knowledge, Fry charts the exchange of ideas and values between the Scotland and America that led to many of the greatest achievements in business, science, and the arts. He points out that while Scots have been said to be restless, that has been true of only a minority--although that minority is the focus of the book. How the Scots Made America is not only a must-read for all those with Scottish ancestry but for anyone interested in knowing the full story behind the roots of the American way of life. Ever since they first set foot in the new world alongside the Viking explorers, the Scots have left their mark. The author also has some interesting opinions about National Tartan Day and other American romantic notions about being Scottish. In this entertaining and informative book, historian Michael Fry shows how Americans of Scottish heritage helped shape this country, from its founding days to the present. London has been taking them by the hand for centuries.

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How the Scots made America (Book, 2005) [aimtheory.com]

how the scots made america fry michael

When not traveling, he lives in Edinburgh. In this entertaining and informative book, historian Michael Fry shows how Americans of Scottish heritage helped shape this country, from its founding days to the present. It covered a lot of territory and displayed Michael Fry's extensive knowledge of the subject matter. Fry notes the strong influence on Scots on the history of Princeton University. During the Revolution, the teachings of the great Scottish philosophers and economists would help to shape the democracy that thrived in America as in no other part of the world. We learn that Jefferson had some Scottish blood—and that both Hamilton and Burr studied with a Scot are we reaching too far yet? In this entertaining and informative book, historian Michael Fry shows how Americans of Scottish heritage helped shape this country, from its founding days to the present. In this entertaining and informative book, historian Michael Fry shows how Americans of Scottish heritage helped shape this country, from its founding days to the present.

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How the Scots Made America by Michael Fry

how the scots made america fry michael

A good book, told from the Scottish perspective. So it is remarkable that the heritage of a country the size of South Carolina has made such an impact on the U. The Scots' unflappable spirit and hardy disposition helped them take root among the earliest settlements and become some of the British colonies' foremost traders. Michael Fry traces the ironies of their fate as emigration, forced clearanc From the author of How the Scots Made America, this is a definitive history of the Highlands, ranging from the depths of bloody clan warfare to the heights of Gaelic poetry. From the author of How the Scots Made America, this is a definitive history of the Highlands, ranging from the depths of bloody clan warfare to the heights of Gaelic poetry. I don't doubt that all nationalist history tends toward the hyperbole and simplistic accounts of the past, but his cynicism is a bit over the top. In this entertaining and informative book, historian Michael Fry shows how Americans of Scottish heritage helped shape this country, from its founding days to the present.

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how the scots made america fry michael

Scottish Americans have been incomparable innovators in every branch of American society, and their fascinating story is brilliantly captured in this new book by one of Scotland's leading historians. Instead, he favors the concept that the wealthy were gentle patriarchs and matriarchs watching over their people. They were courageous pioneers, history-changing revolutionaries, great Presidents, doughty fighters, inspiring writers, learned teachers, intrepid explorers, daring frontiersmen, and of course buccaneering businessmen, media moguls, and capitalists throughout American history. In this entertaining and informative book, historian Michael Fry shows how Americans of Scottish heritage helped shape this country, from its founding days to the present. During the Revolution, the teachings of the great Scottish philosophers and economists would help to shape the democracy that thrived in America as in no other part of the world.

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How the Scots made America (Book, 2005) [aimtheory.com]

how the scots made america fry michael

I learned a lot that I didn't know. They were courageous pioneers, history-changing revolutionaries, great Presidents, doughty fighters, inspiring writers, learned teachers, intrepid explorers, daring frontiersmen, and of course buccaneering businessmen, media moguls, and capitalists throughout American history. The Scots' unflappable spirit and hardy disposition helped them take root among the earliest settlements and become some of the British colonies' foremost traders. Instead, he favors the concept that the wealthy were gentle patriarchs and matriarchs watching over their people. For example, in Scotland change happens very slowly, if at all; it's much easier in America. He has also stood as candidate for both the British and Scottish Parliaments. Davy Crockett, Malcolm Forbes and the first two men to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, also figure here.

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