The Highland Clearances
3rd Revised edition
By (author) Eric Richards
Highland Clearances by Eric Richards
Book DescriptionEric 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 DetailsISBN: 9781841585420
(198mm x 129mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Debating the Highland Clearances, Hardback (July 2007)» View all books by Eric Richards
Debating the Highland Clearances introduces the Highland Clearances as a classic historical problem. Eric Richards reviews the historical debate and examines the methods and sources employed by the combatants past and present.
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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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