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Debating the Highland clearances

Author: Eric Richards
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007.
Series: Debates and documents in Scottish history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Debating the Highland Clearances introduces the Highland Clearances as a classic historical problem. Eric Richards reviews the historical debate and examines the methods and sources employed by the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Richards, Eric, 1940-
Debating the Highland clearances.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)647587572
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Richards
ISBN: 9780748621828 0748621822 0748621830 9780748621835 0748629580 9780748629589
OCLC Number: 73955468
Description: xiii, 241 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Table of Contents; Preface; How to use this book; Part One: Debates; Chapter One: Debating the Highland Clearances; I Leaving the Highlands; II Definitions; III The Original Controversy; IV Contemporary Reactions; V The Modern Debate; VI Responsibility; Chapter Two: Before the Clearances; I The Benchmark Problem; II Conditions of Life; III Security and Food Supplies; IV Population before the Clearances; V Change before the Clearances; VI Emigration Before the Clearances; VII Mobility and Capital Flows.; Chapter Three: The Age of the Clearances; I Harris, Arichonan and the Uses of Eviction; II The New Sheep; III The Timetable of Clearance; IVYears of Pessimism; V Landlord Power, Landlord Weakness; VI Perceptions, Contemporary and Retrospective; Chapter Four: Protest and Resistance During the Clearances; I The Passive Highlanders; II The Common Pattern; III Three Exceptions; IV A disgruntled and pious people; V Resistance in Perspective; Chapter Five: The Blame Game; I Reputations and Decline; II Indictments and Good Intentions; III Responsibility for Famine and Decline; IV The Dislocated Society;; Part Two: Documents;; Chronology; Glossary; Guide to further Reading; Works Cited; Essay questions and projects; Brief Guide to places, museums, libraries, galleries, websites.; Maps; Illustrations; Statistical tables; Index.
Series Title: Debates and documents in Scottish history.
Responsibility: Eric Richards.

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