Gardner, Carol. () The involuntary American :a Scottish prisoner's journey to the new worldMLA Citation
Gardner, Carol. The Involuntary American: A Scottish Prisoner's Journey To The New World. : . Print.
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The involuntary American : a Scottish prisoner's journey to the new world /
|Published:||Yardley, Pennsylvania: Westholme Publishing, 2018.|
|Topics:||Indentured servants !z United States !x History !y 17th century.|
|Regions:||Massachusetts - History - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775. | United States !x Emigration and immigration !x History !y 17th century. | Great Britain !x Emigration and immigration !x History !y 17th century. | United States - History - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.|
|Physical Description:||256 pages : maps ; 23 cm
|Includes:||Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary:||"In the winter of 1650-51, one hundred fifty ragged and hungry Scottish prisoners of war arrived at Massachusetts Bay Colony, where they were sold as indentured laborers for 20 to 30 pounds each. Among them was Thomas Doughty, a common foot soldier who had survived the Battle of Dunbar, a forced marched of 100 miles without food or water, imprisonment in Durham Cathedral, and a difficult Atlantic crossing. An ordinary individual who experienced extraordinary events, Doughty was among some 420 Scottish soldiers who were captured during the War of the Three Kingdoms, transported to America, and sold between 1650 and 1651. Their experiences offer a fresh perspective on seventeenth-Ưcentury life." - publisher