4 edition of The Highland Clearances found in the catalog.
The Highland Clearances
N. S. Newton
by John Donald Publishers
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||220|
The History of the Highland Clearances. Search just our sites by using our customised search engine. Unique Cottages | Electric Return to our Online Book Page: This comment system requires you to be logged in through either a Disqus account or an account you already have with Google, Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo. Genocide in Modern Times: The (on-going) Scottish Highland Clearances By BillyGoat 2 years ago “In the last years, more than a quarter million indigenous people were forced off their ancestral lands, burned out of their homes, sold into slavery, and forcibly assimilated into a foreign culture.
Eric Richards was Professor of History at Flinders University and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His books include The Highland Clearances: People, Landlords and Rural Turmoil (Edinburgh University Press ); Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances, (Edinburgh University Press, ) (Scottish History Book of the Year); The Last . About the Book. The Highland Clearances stands out as one of the most emotive chapters in the history of book traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the s. In considering both the terrible suffering of the Highland people as well as the stark choices.
Delivery Option Delivery Time Cost Additional Item; Standard Delivery: 3 - 5 Working Days: £ £ First Class Delivery: 1 - 3 Working Days: £ £ Devine’s central tenet is that clearance, in a particularly Scottish manner, was not only a Highland episode but one that occurred the length and breadth of the country, and created the land we know. His book tracks the wholesale removal of the indigenous peasant or “cottar” class before the northward drive of “the sheep frontier”.
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The best books on The Highland Clearances recommended by James Hunter. The Director of the Centre for History at the University of the Highlands and Islands talks to us about the history of the Highland Clearances in Scotland. Interesting reading on 19th Century Scottish history.
Interview by Cal Flyn. Context is vitally important in fairly assessing any historical event or trend. Eric Richards book on the Highland Clearances serves ss a good example of this in that he places the clearances against the backdrop of similar rural population displacement throughout Western Europe as the drive towards modernity in agricultural and commerical practices swept across Cited by: Detailed and thorough book on a horrific period in Scottish history.
It makes me less proud of my Scottish ancestry, and less admiring of the Scottish lairds that pushed to clearances for personal profit.
Difficult to read, but very important to read. This is one of those books that inspires one to read more to understand more/5(79).
The Highland Clearances book. Read 36 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the terrible aftermath of the moorland battle of Cullode 4/5. The Highland Clearances is not an easy read; it is a closely researched history written by a meticulous and balanced academic historian.
I have not read many books about the clearances but of those I have read, this is by far the best/5. Buy The Highland Clearances New Ed by Prebble, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(77). Highland Clearances, the forced eviction of inhabitants of the Highlands and western islands of Scotland, beginning in the mid-to-late 18th century and The Highland Clearances book intermittently into the midth removals cleared the land of people primarily to allow for the introduction of sheep pastoralism.
The Highland Clearances resulted in the destruction of the traditional clan. First published inA History of the Highland Clearances: Volume 2 explores the various types of communal and intellectual responses, contemporary and retrospective, to the experience of the first section considers the legacy of the two hundred years’ debate about the Highland problem and the place of the clearances Edition: 1st Edition.
• The Scottish Clearances: a History of the Dispossessed toby TM Devine, is published by Allen Lane. To order a copy for £22 (RRP £25) go to or call Sir Tom believes English popular historian John Prebble, whose best-selling book The Highland Clearances is the sole source of many people’s.
A good coverage of the human tragedy of the highland clearances. I had previously read Set Adrift on the World by James Hunter, but that book is limited to the area under the control of the Duke and Read full review. LibraryThing Review User Review - setnahkt - LibraryThing/5(4).
The Fire and Sword Trilogy is about the fall of the Scottish clan system. Culloden was the first book and it chronicles the defeat of the clans in one pivotal battle. The two other works were The Highland Clearances () and Glencoe ().Glencoe was a study of the causes and effects of the Glencoe massacre inwhen British soldiers and members of the Campbell Clan.
Mackenzie’s book set the tone for much of the published work on the Highland clearances up to the s. The seemingly-intractable social and economic problems the region faced, particularly in the interwar period, lent Mackenzie and later authors’ analysis weight.
"In the nineteenth century many of the inhabitants of the Highland glens were cleared out, often by forcible eviction to make way for a more profitable tenant -- the Great Cheviot sheep. Families had to leave the homes where they had lived for generations.
Thousands emigrated over the ocean in the hope of a better life The effects of it are still being felt in Scotland -- and in the. THE era of the Highland Clearances was one of the most brutal and heartbreaking episodes in Scottish history.
Over the course of years the demographic spread. Introducing The Highland Clearances. Scroll Down. Highland Clearances Newsletter. Book Description There has been much academic interest in the role of museums as places where understanding of the past is shaped and legitimised for a wide and increasingly diverse public.
This book focuses on the museum representations of the Highland Clearances - a much neglected aspect of one of the most disputed and politically-charged. The Highland Clearances by John Prebble In the terrible aftermath of the moorland battle of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs.
Following his magnificent reconstruction of Culloden, John Prebble recounts how the Highlanders were deserted and then betrayed into famine and poverty. The Highland Clearances By (author) Eric Richards. In drawing attention away from the mythology to the hard facts of what actually happened, this book offers a balanced analysis of events which created a terrible scar on the Highland and Gaelic imagination, the historical legacy of which still lies unresolved in the twenty-first century.
A History of the Highland Clearances book. By Various. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 6 August Pub. location London. Imprint Routledge. Pages pages. eBook ISBN Subjects Environment & Agriculture, Humanities. Share.
Citation. Get Citation. Various. A History of the Highland. Writer Barbara Henderson's debut novel, Fir for Luck, is set during the Highland Clearances. It tells of a year-old girl who takes a stand against the threatened clearance of her village in Books Advanced Search Amazon Charts Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries of results for Books: "highland clearances".The Highland Clearances remain a controversial period in Scotland’s history and are still talked of with great bitterness, particularly by those families who were dispossessed of their land and even, to a large extent, of their culture, over the period of around years between the mid 18th to 19th centuries.