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Highland Clearances
By Eric Richards

The Highland Clearances

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Highland Clearances by Eric Richards

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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 those who maintain a population on marginal and infertile land. In drawing attention away from the mythology or 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841585420
ISBN-10: 1841585424
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 45mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Highland Clearances by Eric Richards Highland Clearances, Paperback (June 2016)

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Leviathan of Wealth by Eric Richards Leviathan of Wealth, Paperback (April 2013)

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Destination Australia by Eric Richards Destination Australia, Paperback (September 2008)

In 1901 most Australians were loyal, white subjects of the British Empire with direct connections to Britain. Within a hundred years, following an unparalleled immigration program, its population was one of the most diverse on earth. This title tells the story of this extraordinary transformation.

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Author Biography - Eric Richards

Eric Richards is Professor of History at Flinders University, Australia and previously taught at Stirling University, Scotland. His published work includes an acclaimed biography of Patrick Sellar, which was awarded the prize for Scottish History Book of the Year (1999) by the Saltire Society.

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