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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher St Martins Pr
Publication date December 1, 2004
Pages 242
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312338763
ISBN-10 0312338767
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
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A history of the considerable contributions of Scottish citizens as pioneers, revolutionaries, writers, and leaders to American life focuses on such individuals as James Monroe, Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates, and Donald Trump. 20,000 first printing.
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Ever since they first set foot in the new world alongside the Viking explorers the Scots have left their mark. 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. 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. 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. America may have separated from the British Empire, but the Scottish influence on the young continent never left.

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. 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.

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. 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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About: A history of the considerable contributions of Scottish citizens as pioneers, revolutionaries, writers, and leaders to American life focuses on such individuals as James Monroe, Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates, and Donald Trump.

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