'Did you hear about the Gaelic-speaking African?': Scottish Gaelic Folklore about Identity in North America

@article{Newton2010DidYH,
  title={'Did you hear about the Gaelic-speaking African?': Scottish Gaelic Folklore about Identity in North America},
  author={Michael Newton},
  journal={Comparative American Studies An International Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={8},
  pages={106 - 88}
}
  • Michael Newton
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Comparative American Studies An International Journal
Abstract This is the first sustained attempt to gather historical documentation about Scottish Gaelic-speaking people of African descent in North America. Many Scottish Gaels contemplated the consequences of assimilating into whiteness in America, in order to access wealth and privilege. Gaels were not just losing their language and culture, they were adopting an Anglophone identity during a time of rabidly racist Anglo-Saxonism in America. The folk anecdotes regarding Gaelic-speaking people of… Expand
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