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From: Janis Walker Gilmore <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Wanted: Book titles/authors of books dealing withAmerican Colonies Immigration Factors, c1620-1725
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 20:12:17 -0700
Thanks, Suzanne. I imagine that will be of use to me with my husband's Scots
Janis Walker Gilmore
Pawleys Island, SC
On 8/21/11 6:39 PM, "Suzanne Johnston" <> wrote:
> There's a new book on Scotland that might be useful. T M Devine. /To the
> Ends of the Earth: Scotland's Global Diaspora. /Edinburgh?: Allen Lane
> History, 2011.
> I read the review at
> and have the book ordered on ILL, so can't comment any further. But it
> sounds interesting.
> On 8/21/2011 7:48 PM, Liz Loveland wrote:
>> I thought Island at the Center of the World by Shorto was written in what has
>> unfortunately seemingly become the typical style of history books targeted at
>> the American layperson, where writing in a dramatic way is more important
>> than things like putting qualifiers in the writing or fully citing
>> statements, and I was unable to finish reading it. For an in-print scholarly
>> work on New Netherland I would instead recommend Jaap Jacobs' The Colony of
>> New Netherland: A Dutch Settlement in Seventeenth-Century America (Cornell
>> University Press, 2009).
>> I am likely biased both as a fan of atlases and a visual learner, but I also
>> recommend seeing if you can borrow a copy via interlibrary loan of Atlas of
>> British Overseas Expansion, edited by A. N. Porter; the edition I have was
>> published in 1991, but it was revised in 1994. I advise interlibrary loan
>> because it has fascinating maps of the time period you are interested in,
>> with short accompanying essays, but they only comprise the small first
>> section of a good-sized book, so it probably isn't worth a monetary
>> investment on your part. Despite the title some of the colonial-era maps
>> include the other countries' territories, since they influenced British
>> expansion in North America.
>> Liz Loveland
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