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The Highland Clearances.

Richards, Eric.

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ISBN 10: 1841580406 / ISBN 13: 9781841580401
Verlag: Edinburgh, Birlinn., 2005
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21.5cm x 13.5cm. xii, 379 pages. With 5 maps. Original illustrated softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Includes for example the following chapters: Suishnish in Skye in 1854/ Landlords/ Glencavie/ Strathconan/ The Highland Clearances and Rural Revolution/ The Great Change in the Nation/ Food Supply/ The Pastoral Problem/ The Population Imperative/ The Dilemma/ British Precursors/ Uplands and Ireland/ Within Scotland/ Emigration/ The Quiet March of the Sheep/ The Power of the Landlords/ Sheep Breeds/ Sheep in the Highlands/ Southern Models/ Local Sheep Farmers/ Beyond the Great Glen/ North of the Great Glen/ Borderland/ The New Sheep Farm at Kildermorie/ Lord Adam Gordon's Reaction/ The Press/ Punishment/ Aftermath and the Widening Sheep Empire/ Clearing Sutherland: Lairg, Assynt and Kildonan 1807-13/ The Statue/ Famine and Progress/ Calm Clearances in Assynt, 1812/ Turmoil in Kildonan and Clyne, 1812/ Sensation in Strathnaver/ Prejudice/ The Last of the Sutherland Clearances/ Whitsun 1819/ The 1820 Clearances/ Rare Voices/ The Hebrides/ The Island of Rum/ Harris in 1841/ The Tenacity of the Small Tenantry/ Sinclair of Freswick/ Potato Famine/ The Strathaird Evictions/ Colonel Gordon, Barra and the Uists/ The Reputation of Gordon of Cluny/ Clearance and Famine on Barra/ Internal Refugees/ Coerced Emigration/ The Macdonald Estates in North Uist, Benbecula and Skye/ Frustrated Lairds and Bloody-Minded Crofters: Lewis, Durness and Coigach/ Highland Poverty/ Rich and Poor/ Coigach and the Naked Clearer/ Knoydart and Greenyards/ Macdonnell of Glengarry and Koydart/ The Slaughter at Greenyards, 1854/ Nervous Landlords/ Shetland and Mull/ Carnegie/ Riddell and the New Elites/ Deer/ Napier 1884/ Recidivism/ The Demand for Land/ The Highland Clearances etc. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 41871AB

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Titel: The Highland Clearances.

Verlag: Edinburgh, Birlinn.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

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In this account of the Highland Clearances of the 18th century, Eric Richards draws attention to the brutal evictions as being one amongst many solutions to the problem of maintaining marginal and unfertile land and reasserts that as we enter the 21st century, we have yet to find a solution.

About the Author:

Eric Richards is Professor of History at the Flinders University

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