Transatlantic and Scottish Connections: Uncollected Records

  • John Beer


In the 1790s America held out enticing prospects to the young. To those who were disillusioned by the violence of the French Revolution the new state across the Atlantic offered a possible alternative, an order in which new ideas and social experiments could be carried out freely by those who were prepared to live in more primitive conditions.


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