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Building the British Atlantic World"Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850"$
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Daniel Maudlin and Bernard L. Herman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469626826

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626826.001.0001

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Politics and Place-Making on the Edge of Empire

Politics and Place-Making on the Edge of Empire

Loyalists, Highlanders, and the Early Farmhouses of British Canada

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(p.290) 13 Politics and Place-Making on the Edge of Empire
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Building the British Atlantic World
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Daniel Maudlin

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626826.003.0013

The final chapter turns to settlement, farming and home-making in British Canada; the politically charged, northern-most territory of the British Atlantic world. Focusing on the farmhouses and small-town houses built and occupied by the two dominant immigrant groups in late eighteenth to early-nineteenth century Nova Scotia - British American Loyalists and Highland Scots – the chapter considers the universal material culture of building and inhabiting farmhouses that emerged in the later eighteenth century and which overlaid, masked even, the political complexities, tensions and uncertainties that pervaded this recently won colony.

Keywords:   Canada, Nova Scotia, Highlanders, Loyalists, Migration, Identity, Farm

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