about your boring high school history! McNab portrays the lives
of real 19th century immigrants struggling with personal, political
and social challenges in the young British colony. Entrusted with
the settlement of a township in 1825, Chief Archibald McNab brings
crofters (farmers) over from the Highlands. He tells them he owns
the land, and imposes the Scottish feudal system. Led by Donald Cameron,
McNab depicts the settlers’ sixteen-year fight against
the tyranny of their Chief.
Before emigrating, families suffer extreme hardship and brutality during the Highland Clearances. In Albany County, New York, settlers deal with life under a similar feudal system. And there’s romance! McNab’s piper, Malcolm Kenneth MacGregor, has a turbulent relationship with Colleen O’Malley, an Irish lass who challenges his beliefs about marriage and women. Her passionate independence takes his heart on a wild ride!