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Highland clearances.

Prebble, John

Highland clearances.

by Prebble, John

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Published by Secker & Warburg in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Highlands (Scotland),
  • Scotland,
  • Highlands.,
  • Scotland.
    • Subjects:
    • Land tenure -- Scotland -- Highlands.,
    • Sheep -- Scotland.,
    • Highlands (Scotland) -- Economic conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 338-340.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC257.S42 H55
      The Physical Object
      Pagination352 p.
      Number of Pages352
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5922647M
      LC Control Number64029712
      OCLC/WorldCa5704891

      Summary of Volumes Volume one, Clans and Clearance This volume looks at the clearances generally, and at some of the surprising orthodox beliefs about them; and then examines the Highland clans as they were in the centuries before the Jacobite rebellion of , an account which sometimes differs from what is now generally believed. Description: A documented study of Scotland's most emotive subjects. It traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the s, showing how the process of clearance was part of a wider European movement of rural depopulation.2/5(1).

      A good coverage of the human tragedy of the highland clearances. I had previously read Set Adrift on the World by James Hunter, but that book is limited to the area under the control of the Duke and Read full review. LibraryThing Review User Review - setnahkt - LibraryThing/5(4). According to the standard account of Highland history, there was a “unparalleled, prodigious, stupendous” etc “population explosion” in the Highlands either from to , or from to ). 1 I am reluctant to keep emphasizing how much I disagree with many of those who have written about the Highlands, because I realize I must sound like one of those people who buttonhole you.

        Devine’s central tenet is that clearance, in a particularly Scottish manner, was not only a Highland episode but one that occurred the length and breadth of the country, and created the land we know. His book tracks the wholesale removal of the indigenous peasant or “cottar” class before the northward drive of “the sheep frontier”. The Highland Clearances remain a controversial period in Scotland’s history and are still talked of with great bitterness, particularly by those families who were dispossessed of their land and even, to a large extent, of their culture, over the period of around years between the mid 18th to 19th centuries.


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The Highland Clearances stands out as one of the most emotive chapters in the history of book traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the s/5(17). His book Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances is about a fascinating character.

Sellar was one of the factors of the Sutherland estate and a sheep farmer himself. Sellar had a very well worked-out view as to what he was about. Eric Richards book on the Highland Clearances serves ss a good example of this in that he places the clearances against the backdrop of similar rural population displacement throughout Western Europe as the drive towards modernity in agricultural and commerical practices swept across the /5(17).

The History of the Highland Clearances book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the nineteenth Highland clearances. book many of the inhabit /5. Mackenzie’s book set the tone for much of the published work on the Highland clearances up to the s. The seemingly-intractable social and economic problems the region faced, particularly in the interwar period, lent Mackenzie and later authors’ analysis weight.

The Highland Clearances Trail answers the where, why, what and whens of the Highland Clearances. Taking you around the significant sites of the Highland Clearances this vivid guide gives a scholarly introduction to a tragic moment in Scotland's history. Perthshire, Ross-Shire, Arran, Sutherland and Caithness are among the many areas covered.3/5.

Not a book for the casual reader, "The Highland Clearances" is a well-researched, historical description of the the economic, social, and cultural upheaval that was movement of people out of the Scottish Highlands/5. There are three books by Prebble and all are very good; you should start with Glencoe then Culloden and finish with The Highland Clearances.

If you really want a true picture of Scotland highlands these will be for you. It takes the romance out that we all have because of movies/5(76). Highland Clearances, the forced eviction of inhabitants of the Highlands and western islands of Scotland, beginning in the mid-to-late 18th century and continuing intermittently into the midth removals cleared the land of people primarily to allow for the introduction of sheep pastoralism.

The Highland Clearances resulted in the destruction of the traditional clan society and. The writer John Prebble, English-born and brought up in Canada, broke this embarrassing near-silence with The Highland Clearances, published in and still the most popular Scottish history. 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.2/5(2).

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"In the nineteenth century many of the inhabitants of the Highland glens were cleared out, often by forcible eviction to make way for a more profitable tenant -- the Great Cheviot sheep.

Families had to leave the homes where they had lived for generations. Thousands emigrated over the ocean in the hope of a better life The effects of it are still being felt in Scotland -- and in the.

The name of the book, The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed,highlights Sir Tom’s central premise that what occurred was a deliberate and nationwide process that. Top 10 books about the Scottish Highlands and Islands Remote yet magnetic, the rugged environments of Scotland’s north have been inspiring writing for centuries, whether in memoir, natural Author: Kerry Andrew.

Book Description: Storm clouds always gather over the story of the Highland Clearances. The eviction of the Highlanders from the glens and straths of the Highlands and Islands of the north of Scotland still causes great historical dispute more than a century after the events.

Clearance and Improvement: Land, Power and People in ScotlandProf Tom Devine, (John Donald, ) For the People's Cause, James Hunter (editor, from the writings of John Murdoch) (HMSO, ) A Dance Called America, James Hunter (Mainstream, ) The History of the Highland Clearances, Alexander Mackenzie, (Amazon, Kindle).Since then he has worked as a teacher, lecturer, and local broadcaster (not to mention as an actor and a fiddle-player), and in various other occupations, while writing his volumes on the Highland clearances, which are now being published.

He began writing volume one inso he cannot be accused of undue haste. Other books by the same author.Storm clouds always gather over the story of the Highland Clearances. The eviction of the Highlanders from the glens and straths of the Highlands and Islands of the north of Scotland still causes great historical dispute more than a century after the events.

The Highland Clearances also generated a great deal of contemporary controversy and documentation.