Received to wide acclaim when first published in the 1990s, this absorbing book remains one of the most important, influential and widely-read histories of the Scottish Highlands from the end of the Jacobite Risings to the great crofters' rebellion of the 1880s.
T. M. Devine argues that the Highlands in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries saw the wholesale transformation of a society at a pace without parallel anywhere else in western Europe.
This is an important book for all those interested in the history of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, and for students and scholars of Scottish history, social history and rural society.
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
T. M. Devine is Personal Senior Research Professor of History and Director of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Edinburgh
Table of Contents
2. Jacobitism and the '45
3. The transformation of Gaeldom
4. The final phase of clearance
5. Revolution in landownership
6. The making of Highlandism, 1746-1822
7. The social impact of protestant evangelicalism
8. The language of the Gael
9. Peasant enterprise: illicit whisky-making, 1760-1840
10. The migrant tradition
11. The great hunger
12. A century of emigration
13. After the famine
14. Patterns of popular resistance and the Crofter's War, 1790-1886
15. The intervention of the state
16. Diaspora: Highland migrants in the Scottish city