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Gaelic Invitation to the Prairies

Image No: 971-2-M151


Title: Machraichean mora Chanada : dorus fosgailte do'n ghaidheal


Date: 1907


Remarks: The title of this pamphlet, which is in Gaelic, can be roughly translated as The prairies of Canada : an open door for the Gael. It traces the long history of Scots in Canada, from the first settlements in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to the more recent immigration to Ontario, emphasizing that no matter where the Scots settled in Canada, they enjoyed freedom of worship, freedom of language, and freedom from landlords - all things that they did not necessarily have in their homeland. Since the time of the fur trade, the perception was that the Scots, particularly those from the northern islands, were a hardy and industrious people who made the best of any opportunities given them.


Subject(s): Emigration and immigration / Immigration literature / Dwellings / Sod houses


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Taken on December 14, 2011