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The Scottish Clearances - A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900 (Paperback): T. M Devine

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The Scottish Clearances - A History of the Dispossessed, 1600-1900 (Paperback)

T. M Devine

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'A superb book ... Anybody interested in Scottish history needs to read it' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times Eighteenth-century Scotland is famed for generating many of the enlightened ideas which helped to shape the modern world. But there was in the same period another side to the history of the nation. Many of Scotland's people were subjected to coercive and sometimes violent change, as traditional ways of life were overturned by the 'rational' exploitation of land use. The Scottish Clearances is a superb and highly original account of this sometimes terrible process, which changed the Lowland countryside forever, as it also did, more infamously, the old society of the Highlands. Based on a vast array of original sources, this pioneering book is the first to chart this tumultuous saga in one volume, with due attention to evictions and loss of land in both north and south of the Highland line. In the process, old myths are exploded and familiar assumptions undermined. With many fascinating details and the sense of an epic human story, The Scottish Clearances is an evocative memorial to all whose lives were irreparably changed in the interests of economic efficiency. This is a story of forced clearance, of the destruction of entire communities and of large-scale emigration. Some winners were able to adapt and exploit the new opportunities, but there were also others who lost everything. The clearances created the landscape of Scotland today, but it came at a huge price.

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Imprint: Penguin Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 28 June 2019
Authors: T. M Devine
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-198593-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
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LSN: 0-14-198593-3
Barcode: 9780141985930

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