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Title: New Caledonia's wake : expanding the story of Company of Scotland expeditions to Darien, 1698-1700
Author: Orr, Julie M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5347 7937
Awarding Body: University of Dundee
Current Institution: University of Dundee
Date of Award: 2014
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Although previous examinations of the failed 1698-1700 Company of Scotland initiative to establish a colony on the Isthmus of Panama have emphasized its impact on the political future of Great Britain, the endeavor also intruded into a broader spectrum of geography, commercial enterprise and sociopolitics. The thesis examines the wider reverberations of the effort across four continents. Ranging from interruption of the lucrative slavetrade to the creation of an unintentional diaspora to opportunities for new alliances among European powers to ramifications for the indigenous Cuna, the Company of Scotland intruded into events on the eve of the seventeenth century in ways far beyond those previously considered.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Darien ; Company of Scotland