Ourselves and Others: Scotland 1832-1914 / Edition 2

Ourselves and Others: Scotland 1832-1914 / Edition 2

by Graeme Morton
     
 

This revised and updated volume of the New History of Scotland series explores a period of intense identity formation in Scotland. Examining the 'us and them' mentality, it delivers an account of the blended nature of Scottish society through the transformations of the industrial era from 1832 to 1914.Alongside the history of Scotland's national identity, and its

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This revised and updated volume of the New History of Scotland series explores a period of intense identity formation in Scotland. Examining the 'us and them' mentality, it delivers an account of the blended nature of Scottish society through the transformations of the industrial era from 1832 to 1914.Alongside the history of Scotland's national identity, and its linked political and social institutions, is an account of the changing nature of society within Scotland and the relentless eddy of historical developments from home and away. Where previous histories of this period have focused on industry, this book will take a closer look at the people that helped to form Scottish national identity. Graeme Morton shows that identity was a key element in explaining Industrial Scotland, charting the interplay between the micro and the macro and merging the histories of the Scots and the Scottish nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748620487
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Series:
New History of Scotland Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures vi

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction 1

1 Being Scotland 17

2 Weather Scotland Will 36

3 We Live, We Die 56

4 Urban Scots 81

5 Getting Around 104

6 Working Scots 126

7 Poverty, Spending and Sport 149

8 Reading, Writing, Talking and Singing 176

9 Believing Ourselves 201

10 Controlling Ourselves and Others 224

11 Emigration and Diaspora 247

12 Being Ourselves 271

Further Reading 290

Index 299

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