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Lucille Campey has now written a total of eight books on the Scots who emigrated to Canada. They are all published by the Dundurn Group of Toronto (www.dundurn.com). The books are painstakingly researched and are well-illustrated with maps and detailed appendices. The books have attracted widespread favourable comment from many genealogists, academic historians and journalists. Dr. James Cranstoun, Chairman of the Council of the Scottish Genealogical Society, has noted "the high standards of meticulous scholarship and lucid presentation" which are apparent in Lucille's books. According to Dr. Elizabeth Ritchie, University of Guelph, "Campey's volumes are an invaluable resource for the historian or genealogist. They are accessible, with many illustrations and useful maps".
A very fine class of Immigrants - Prince Edward Island's Scottish Pioneers 1770-1850.
"Indispensable to Islanders of Scottish ancestry and of course to all those interested in Island History" (Elizabeth Cran, The Prince Edward Island Guardian).
Fast Sailing and Copper Bottomed - Aberdeen Sailing Ships and the Emigrant Scots they carried to Canada 1774-1855.
"This engaging and eminently readable book has much to offer the historian with maritime, social and regional interests" (Journal of Nautical Archaeology).
"A useful blend of information about the journeys and facts about the ships themselves" (Ryan Taylor, eminent genealogist).
"Essential resource for people with Scottish roots" (Family Chronicle).
The Silver Chief - Lord Selkirk and the Scottish Pioneers of Belfast, Baldoon and Red River.
"The author has a clean writing style and takes care to set her scenes with quotes and explanations that fully involve the readers" (Destinations & Discoveries)
"The work is significant because, along with Selkirk's adventures, Campey considers many questions about the settlers themselves" (Canada's National History Society).
After the Hector The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton 1773- 1852.
"A well-written crisp narrative ….that avoids the sentimental victim and scapegoat approach" (Professor Michael Vance, St. Mary's University, Halifax) .
"Contains much of vital interest to historians and genealogists" (Professor Edward J. Cowan University of Glasgow)
The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada 1784-1855, Glengarry and Beyond.
"An excellent read, full of fascinating detail dug from much archival research" (Professor Graeme Morton, Scottish Studies Foundation Studies Chair, University of Guelph)
"The product of meticulous research .. which has much to offer both genealogists and general readers" (Dr. Marjory Harper, University of Aberdeen).
Les Écossais - The Pioneer Scots of Lower Canada, 1763-1855.
"This is the sixth in Lucille Campey's series of meticulously researched histories about the Scottish exodus to Canada.. .All through the series she explains why people moved where they did, why they stayed and sometimes why they moved on…This book, as absorbing as a good historical novel, is a genealogist's delight" (Montreal Review of Books).
With Axe and Bible - The Scottish Pioneers of New Brunswick, 1784-1874.
New Brunswick’s enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. This book is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick ever to be written.
Mr. Shawn Graham, Premier of New Brunswick, kindly commented "You did a remarkable job with your book and you should be very proud of your work".
"Lucille Campey, who has done great service through her books on Scottish migration to Nova Scotia, PEI, Upper and Lower Canada,has turned to New Brunswick. None too soon, considering Dr Campey has deep roots here." (New Brunswick Scottish Journal).
The New Brunswick Department of Education has accepted With Axe and Bible as a reference source for Grade 7 students.
An Unstoppable Force - The Scottish Exodus to Canada
In this major study of Scottish emigration, Lucille traces the relocation of over 100,000 emigrants to their new homes in Canada. She shatters the widespread misconception that the desire to emigrate was primarily driven by dire events in Scotland.
Described in The Winnipeg Free Press as "exhaustively researched" this book demonstrates that emigration was a rational response to the catastrophic economic and social conditions affecting Scotland in the nineteenth century.
"The latest book on Scottish emigration to Canada meticulously and effectively exposes the popular romantic myth that the majority of Scots who settled in the country were primarily those evicted during the Highland Clearances" (Family History).
"Campey's smooth narrative style, coupled with her extensive use of primary documents make this an informative work - an easy read for anyone interested in emigration history" (International review of Scottish Studies).
If you are interested in historical novels with a Scottish/Canadian story then you may be interested in two books written by a friend of ours. Follow the link below.