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A new race of men : Scotland 1815-1914

Author: Michael Fry
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Fry's new volume deals with arguably the most significant century in Scottish history, 1815 - 1914. Using individual experiences of men and women, Fry focuses on the aspects of 'Scottishness'  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fry
ISBN: 1780271425 9781780271422
OCLC Number: 842208584
Description: xiv, 466 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: 'Scotland for ever' --
Agriculture: 'fare ye well ye barnyards' --
Industry: 'blazing volcanoes' --
Services: 'many sensible men' --
Class: 'regularity and order' --
Institution: 'I'm proud of my country' --
Region: 'confidence and capacity' --
Poverty: 'the worst of any' --
Race: 'raising a pig' --
Sex: 'the walls of prejudice' --
Despotism: 'the bad old school' --
Dominance: 'out of the house of bondage' --
Division: 'the masses against the classes' --
Things: 'the light of truth and beauty' --
Words: 'its own way of speaking and thinking' --
Thoughts: 'still Scotch enough' --
Epilogue: 'To perpetuate the tradition'.
Responsibility: Michael Fry.

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'[A] well-researched, enjoyable and fascinating read' - Scottish Field 'Fry is lively, provocative and pleasure to read' - Scotsman 'A great introduction to the pioneering legacy of the Scottish Read more...

 
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