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Clanship to Crofters War : the Social Transformation of the Scottish Highlands.

Author: T M Devine
Publisher: Oxford : Manchester University Press, 2018.
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Received to wide acclaim when first published in the 1990s, this absorbing book remains one of the most important, influential and widely read histories of the Scottish Highlands from the end of the Jacobite Risings to the great crofters' rebellion of the 1880s.T.M. Devine argues that the Highlands in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries saw the wholesale transformation of a society at a pace without parallel  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Devine, T.M.
Clanship to Crofters War : The Social Transformation of the Scottish Highlands.
Oxford : Manchester University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T M Devine
ISBN: 9781526130822 1526130823
OCLC Number: 1039702279
Description: 1 online resource (277 pages)
Contents: CLANSHIP TO CROFTERS' WAR; Title Page; Contents; Copyright; List of colour plates; List of figures; List of maps; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Clanship; 2 Jacobitism and the '45; 3 The transformation of Gaeldom; 4 The final phase of clearance; 5 Revolution in landownership; 6 The making of Highlandism, 1746-1822; 7 The social impact of protestant evangelicalism; 8 The language of the Gael; 9 Peasant enterprise: illicit whisky-making, 1760-1840; 10 The migrant tradition; 11 The great hunger; 12 A century of emigration; 13 After the famine. 14 Patterns of popular resistance and the Crofters' War,1790-188615 The intervention of the state; 16 Diaspora: Highland migrants in the Scottish city; Index.

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Charts the story of the people of the Scottish Highlands from medieval times to the great crofter's rebellion in the 1880s -- .  Read more...

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This is the most pathbreaking book in Highland history since Donald Gregory's appraisal of clanship originally published in the 1840s ... this outstanding work should be prescribed reading for any Read more...

 
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