MHS: British Caledonia: English America and the Scottish Darien Project, 1675-1702


Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 5:30pm


1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Note: This begins 15 minutes later than other talks in the series.

Boston Area Early American History Seminar

Craig Gallagher, Boston College
Comment: Hannah Muller, Brandeis University

Beginning in 1695, Scots at home and abroad flocked to support their country's nascent colony on the Darien isthmus in Panama. This paper argues that Scots’ enthusiasm for the Darien project stemmed not from national impulses, but from a desire to define their status in a liberal, Protestant British Atlantic World alongside their colonial American allies and patrons.

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