Highland Settler

Charles W. Dunn

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ISBN: 9781926908359

Highland Settler

The Classic Portrait of the Scottish Gael in Cape Breton and Eastern Nova Scotia

  Author:   Charles W. Dunn    
  Publisher:  Breton Books

At the core of Charles W. Dunn’s pioneering work with the Canadian Gaelic-speaking community in the twentieth century, Highland Settler is the story of immigration, rural settlement, and the later dispersion to the industrial world–a thoughtful and entertaining history of an extraordinary people.

Dunn’s extensive interviews and the informed warmth of his approach make Highland Settler an essential book in the discovery of Cape Breton Island. Drawing on delightful storytelling, and local songs and poetry that settlers composed and loved, Dunn achieves a Gaelic settlers’ self-portrait as well as the historian and folklorist’s insight into the culture.

A fresh new edition of an elegant and accessible classic about folk ways vibrant in the 1940s and alive today in Cape Breton Island, with the details and historical perspective of this expert researcher.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781926908359
Item BB0123
PublisherBreton Books
PublisherBreton Books
Published onMarch 31 2018
Language eng
Pages 214
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight323(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Dr. Charles W. Dunn was born in the manse of Arbuthnott, Scotland, in 1915. He was the Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, Emeritus. Dr. Dunn died in 2006.