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The Highland Clearances
by Richards, Eric

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This is the first documented study of one of Scotland's most emotive subjects for many years. It traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the 1880s, showing how the process of clearance was part of a wider European movement of rural depopulation. Eric Richards describes the appalling conditions and treatment suffered by the Highland people, yet at the same time illustrates how difficult the choices were that faced even the most benevolent landlords in the face of rapid economic change. The Clearances were the most rugged and painful of many 'attempted' solutions to the problem of how to maintain a population on marginal and infertile land. In drawing attention away from the mythology to the hard facts of what actually happened, this book offers a balanced analysis of events which created a terrible scar on the Highland and Gaelic imagination, the historical legacy of which still lies unresolved in the twenty-first century.

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Goodwill Books
Hillsboro, OR, USA

The Highland ClearancesThe Highland Clearances (Soft Cover)
Pub. Date: 2013
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Price: $22.00
Seller: Alexandria's Library, Unionville, ON, CAN
Description: 8vo-7¾"-9¾" Tall.
Condition: As New
Notes: Paperback. 480 pages. Illustrated. Offers a balanced analysis of events which created a terrible scar on the Highland and Gaelic imagination, the historical legacy of which still lies unresolved in the 21st century.
The Highland ClearancesThe Highland Clearances (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 2013
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Price: $151.97
Seller: Goodwill of the Olympics, TACOMA, WA, USA
Description: An acceptable and readable copy. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. This item may have light highlighting, writing or underlining through out the book, curled corners, missing dust jacket and or stickers.
Condition: Fair
 
 
 
 

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Overview

This is the first documented study of one of Scotland's most emotive subjects for many years. It traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the 1880s, showing how the process of clearance was part of a wider European movement of rural depopulation. Eric Richards describes the appalling conditions and treatment suffered by the Highland people, yet at the same time illustrates how difficult the choices were that faced even the most benevolent landlords in the face of rapid economic change. The Clearances were the most rugged and painful of many 'attempted' solutions to the problem of how to maintain a population on marginal and infertile land. In drawing attention away from the mythology to the hard facts of what actually happened, this book offers a balanced analysis of events which created a terrible scar on the Highland and Gaelic imagination, the historical legacy of which still lies unresolved in the twenty-first century.

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  • PID: 16235937285
  • ISBN-13: 9781780271651
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
  • Seller: Goodwill Books
    Description: Fairly worn, but readable and intact. If applicable: Dust jacket, disc or access code may not be included.