Foster looks at the cultural survival of minority populations and
stresses the importance of maintaining a tradition of literacy.
"The book has impeccable academic credentials . . . The story is
important, and there is much of great value here . .
."--Atlantic Provinces Book Review
". . . real scholarship displayed. . . . The ability to combine
understanding of Irish and Scots seventeenth century history with North
American contemporary experience is not common . . . Its relevance to
Atlantic Canada is obvious."--Dan MacInnes, St. Francis Xavier