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Tens of thousands of immigrants came to New England during the 1600s. But few histories have detailed the lives of those who came by force. The Involuntary American chronicles the life and times of Thomas Doughty, an illiterate Scottish foot soldier who was captured and shipped to the New World against his will.


"A fascinating piece of history, ably told." - Portland Press Herald

Featured in History Scotland's  "Seven history books we can't wait to read in 2019"

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