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The Scots and the Union

Author: Christopher A Whatley; Derek J Patrick
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006.
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This book traces the background to the Treaty of Union of 1707, explains why it happened and assesses its impact on Scottish society, including the bitter struggle with the Jacobites for acceptance of the union in the two decades that followed its inauguration. The book offers a radical new interpretation of the causes of union. The idea that the Scots were 'bought and sold for English gold' is largely rejected.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whatley, Christopher A.
Scots and the Union.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2006
(OCoLC)70672077
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Whatley; Derek J Patrick
ISBN: 0748628762 9780748628766
OCLC Number: 77569969
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Saltire Society/Gillespie Macandrew Scottish History Book of the Year 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 424 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill., ports.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
COVER --
Contents --
Note on style and abbreviations --
Plates --
Acknowledgements --
Preface --
Introduction58; contrasting and changing receptions of the union of 1707 --
1 Issues44; debates and aims --
2 Scotland under the union of the crowns to the Revolution of 168845;958; searching for the roots of union --
3 Roots of union58; ambition and achievement and the aftermath of the Revolution --
4 The 1690s58; a nation in crisis --
5 8216;The most neglected if not opprest State in Europe8217;63; Confrontations and the search for compromise44; 170045;5 --
PLATES --
6 Digging Scotland out58; Parliament and the reconstruction of the pathway towards union44; 170545;6 --
7 Paving the way58; the union commissioners and the hearts and minds of the people --
8 8216;An affair of the greatest concern and import8217;58; the union Parliament and the Scottish nation --
9 Union in the balance44; union accomplished --
Appendix A Membership of the Council of Trade44; elected 1705 40;voting record for47;against the court in the thirty recorded divisions in the union Parliament44; 170645;741; --
Bibliography --
Last Page.
Responsibility: Christopher A. Whatley with Derek J. Patrick.
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