THE SCOTS HELPED BUILD AMERICA by Nancy Wallace Henderson

THE SCOTS HELPED BUILD AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A whisper of a story about the Macphersons of North Carolina, their Scottish heritage and their life as settlers; a smattering of information about other Scottish and Scotch-Irish immigrants (where they came from, where they went, what they did); brief biographies of notable Scottish-Americans; equally brief mention--a propos of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games--of the renewed interest in Scottish traditions. As dramatized, the Macphersons' activities are much the same as those of other pioneers, and the potentially valuable section on churches and schools founded by the Scots fails to clearly distinguish either from the institutions of other groups. To the extent that it encourages pride in Scottish ancestry the book is better than nothing; it will mean almost nothing, however, to children of other origins. And one would gladly swap several of the sketches for a few photos.

Pub Date: Oct. 6th, 1969
Publisher: Messner