The Mark of the Scots: Their Astonishing Contributions to History, Science, Democracy, Literature, and the Arts (Google eBook)

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Citadel Press, 1998 - History - 368 pages
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Here is the first-ever celebration of all things - and all people - of Scottish descent. Today there are almost 28 million people of Scottish ancestry in the world, over 12 million of whom reside in the United States, about 4 million in Canada, and 5 million in Scotland. Scottish accomplishments throughout history in every field of endeavor - from science to the arts to politics and exploration - rival those of even the largest ethnic groups: Scots have been significant in most of the major inventions of the past three centuries, including the steam engine, the telegraph, the telephone, radio, television, the computer, the transistor, and the motion picture; People as diverse as Sir Isaac Newton, Charles de Gaulle, Katherine Hepburn, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor, Immanuel Kant, Sir Laurence Olivier, Elvis Presley, Edvard Grieg, John D. Rockefeller, and Ty Cobb could claim Scottish ancestry; and Warsaw, Madrid, La Paz, and Stockholm have all had mayors of Scottish descent. The Mark of the Scots contains thousands of facts and is fully annotated. It is a comprehensive and readable book that deserves a place on the shelf of every genealogist, Scottish-American, and history buff.
  

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Contents

The Mark of the Scots
3
The Creation of the United States of America
18
The Construction of the British Empire
59
The Industrial Revolution
102
Scottish Soldiers and Sailors
131
Civilian Scots Abroad
164
The Printed Word
192
Science
212
The Presidents of the United States of America
272
G British Prime Ministers of Scottish Ancestry
278
J Scots in Steamship Companies
284
Scottish Organizations
291
R The Wallace Award
298
R Scottish Versatility
304
T The Scottish Nation
310
Notes and References
316

Art Architecture Music and Entertainment
232
Sports
253
A American Colonial and Revolutionary Governors
265
O The Nobel Prize 295
350
Bibliography
353
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Bruce is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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