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An Unsettled Plantation: Nova Scotia’s New Englanders and the Creation of a British Colony, 1759-1776

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dc.contributor.author Montgomery, Alexandra Lunn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-14T14:23:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-14T14:23:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15230
dc.description.abstract The New England Planters were the largest wave of Protestant migration into Nova Scotia prior to the American Revolution. Sponsored by the British government, they represent an attempt to make Nova Scotia a securely British colony in the wake of the Seven Years’ War and the Acadian deportation. Examining the experiences of several families, this thesis argues that the Planters, despite taking up lands in Nova Scotia, remained unsettled. The migration was staggered over a number of years, and Planters maintained close ties with New England. However, the Planters were unable to recreate New England culture completely. Increasing numbers of settlers from the British Isles and revolutionary suspicion marked out Planter Nova Scotia as a separate space, despite the close ties that individual Planters maintained with their homelands. The Revolution forced Planters to choose, but until then many existed between the worlds of Nova Scotia and New England. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject nova scotia en_US
dc.subject new england en_US
dc.subject new england planters en_US
dc.subject eighteenth century en_US
dc.subject american revolution en_US
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.title An Unsettled Plantation: Nova Scotia’s New Englanders and the Creation of a British Colony, 1759-1776 en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-07-24
dc.contributor.department Department of History en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner n/a en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator n/a en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader John E. Crowley en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Julian Gwyn en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Jerry Bannister en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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