About this book
The conclusion of Devine's trilogy, this charts the history of Scotland's diaspora, describing its formidable contribution to the development of the modern world, and covers the period from 1750-2010. 'Fascinating... manages to look beneath the myth and sentimentality and focus on the true reasons why so many people chose to leave Scotland to begin new lives elsewhere' Alex Salmond
The Scots are one of the world's greatest nations of emigrants. This title offers an account of the Scots as a 'global people', charting their forgotten role in the building of the modern world.