Voyagers to the West - Study Guide Book 5, Chapter 14 North Carolina: The Wreck of the Bachelor Summary & Analysis

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All those who voyaged to the American colonies were risk takers. Of all the migrants to the inland periphery, the greatest risk takers were those who crossed the sea. The transatlantic voyagers knew little of what to expect inland.

James Hogg tried to settle 200 Scottish Highlanders in the backcountry of North Carolina. However, this plan ended in failure. Hogg was a native of East Lothian in the Scottish Lowlands. In 1765, he and his family moved to the Scottish Highlands, where he leased property. The lawlessness and danger of the Highlands convinced Hogg to look for another place to live. He decided on North Carolina.

The connection between the Highlands and North Carolina had been in place for almost half a century, when Governor Gabriel Johnston promoted immigration to the colony. It...

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