scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,387
Scottish immigration to Nova Scotia in the nineteenth century is an aspect of the provinces history which has been shrouded and manipulated by cultural producers and the tourism industry to project a more traditional folk culture In an attempt to shed new light on the Scottish immigration McKay examines Nova Scotias cultural history as he looks beyond traditional generalizations to the actual basic traits of the Scottish character In particular this paper will not simply recount the arrival of the Scottish immigrants it will compare McKays outlook with other historians on the growth and development of the Nova Scotian society with the acknowledgement of a few of the key elements of their folk-culture and will focus on various themes such as the Scottish emigration the religion of the immigrants economic factors the language and the arts and recreation of these people In order to understand the implication of their descent we must first understand the history of the Scots Highlands However It is important to note that there is an apparent lack of good objective material written on the culture of the Nova Scotian Scot therefore this paper does not purport to be comprehensive or definitiveThe Highlanders are the descendants of the Gaelic branch of Celts who entered the British Isles a few centuries before the birth of Christ A substantial number of these Irish Gaels crossed over and occupied the western Highlands and islands of what is modern day ScotlandThey introduced to the country their own monastic system their own clan organization and legal code their own forms of art and their own Gaelic language literature and music 1 Up to 1746 the Highlands operated under the clan system but after the failure of the Stewart rising on the moor at Culloden the Lowland government undertook the systematic destruction of the clan system 2 There were many changes within the next few years among them the clan chieftains were deprived of their role
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA