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The Lowland Clearances Scotland"s Silent Revolution, 1760-1830 by Peter Aitchison

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Published by Tuckwell Press, Ltd. .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • Population & demography,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Scotland,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • History / Great Britain

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12062015M
ISBN 101862322775
ISBN 109781862322776

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  Based on pioneering historical research, this book tells the story of the Lowland Clearances, establishing them as a wider part of the process of Clearance which affected the whole country and changed the face of Scotland : Birlinn, Limited.   The Scottish Clearances () is by TM Devine. Covering the rural revolution of the era, his book compared the more fam­ous Highland Clearances with those that occurred all over Lowland Scotland. Devine’s book was well supported by documentary evidence, the emph­asis being on economic and polit­ical issues during the critical era.   The argument of the book is that the Lowland areas of Scotland suffered just as much social disruption, hardship and consequent emigration during the period of agricultural 'improvement' as the Highlands, but that whereas the Highland Clearances is an established term, there is no corresponding acceptance of the term Lowland Clearances. New Book: The Lowland Clearances The Lowland Clearances. Scotland’s Silent Revolution – Peter Aitchison and Andrew Cassell. Although this site has concentrated to date on the Highland Clearances, there is another parallel that can be studied through the clearances that took place in the South and Lowland areas of Scotland. The.

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  Professor Devine writes with clarity. I found the book interesting and also enjoyable to read. I have always found Scottish history fascinating and purchased the book purely out of interest as I was aware that it put a new slant on previous ideas on the Highland Clearances by, in addition, introducing the concept of Lowland s: There are many novels portraying the iniquities of the Highland Clearances; not many about Lowland ones. John Prebble’s book The Highland Clearances was, Devine says, “the biggest selling. The lowland clearances The book presents a comparative critique of war crimes trials before the International Military Tribunals at Nuremberg and Tokyo and the International Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. The first spy trial by court martial after the legal change in was that of Robert Rosenthal, who was German. The Lowland Clearances: Scotland’s Silent Revolution – By (author) Peter Aitchison; By (author) Andrew Cassell The Highland Clearances are a well-documented episode in Scotland’s past but they were not unique.