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Tom Blake & Co.: The Story of the Scots in America Jim Hewitson

Tom Blake & Co.: The Story of the Scots in America

Jim Hewitson

Published March 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780862415594
Paperback
292 pages
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In 1540, Tam Blake, mercenary and adventurer, became the first Scot in the New World. Since then, American-Scots have played central roles in all areas of Americas history. Three became Indian chiefs, presidents of Scottish descent include Jackson,MoreIn 1540, Tam Blake, mercenary and adventurer, became the first Scot in the New World. Since then, American-Scots have played central roles in all areas of Americas history. Three became Indian chiefs, presidents of Scottish descent include Jackson, Grant, Roosevelt and Reagan. Western legends such as Kit Carson and Daniel Boone were joined by thousands of unknown fellow Scottish men and women in the opening up of the West. Scots had key roles in the American Revolution (on both sides) and in the American Civil War.