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Landscapes Of Protest In The Scottish Highlands After 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars
- Hardback - Ashgate
In November 1918, the implementation of agrarian change in the Scottish Highlands threatened another wave of unemployment and eviction for the land-working population, which led to widespread and varied social protest. Those who had been away on war service (and their families) faced returning to exactly the same social and economic conditions in the Scottish Highlands they had hoped they had left behind in the struggle to make 'a land fit for heroes'. Widespread and varied social protest rapidly followed. It argues that, previously, there has been a failure to capture fully the geography, chronology typology and rate of occurrence of these events.
The Scots In Victorian And Edwardian Belfast, 1850-1914
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
The Scottish diasporic communities closest to home - those which are part of what we sometimes term the 'near diaspora' - are those we know least about. Whilst an interest in the overseas Scottish diaspora has grown in recent years, Scots who chose to settle in other parts of the United Kingdom have been largely neglected. This book addresses this imbalance.
Empire, Union And Reform
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
This volume focuses on a century of seismic change in the political, religious and cultural life of Scotland. It's major theme is the politics of union and multiple monarchy following the creation of a British imperial system in 1603 and the problems of Scottish autonomy and identity to which this gave rise.
Aberdeen City Centre Through Time
- Paperback - Amberley
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Aberdeen has changed and developed over the last century.
Farming And Fishing In The Outer Hebrides AD 600-1700: The Udal, North Uist
- Paperback - Highfield
50 years ago, Iain Crawford began a 40 year programme of excavation on the Udal peninsula, in North Uist, in the Western Isles of Scotland, employing new and innovatory techniques and accumulating a remarkable collection of finds and site records covering a sequence of occupation from the Neolithic to the 17th century. His excavations have acquired mythical status because Crawford only publicised the most spectacular elements, discouraged the visits of other academics and deterred researchers' enquiries. This work comprises an important contribution to Scottish archaeology and social history with clear implications for continuity in the lifestyle of the Western Isles over this period.
Glasgow: A History
- Hardback - Amberley
Located on the banks of the river Clyde, Glasgow was once the second city of the Empire, producing ships, locomotives, cars and heavy engineering for the world. Its docks would see huge numbers of exports. But Glasgow is much more than this; it is a religious centre, with one of Scotland's earliest churches, a centre for the Virginia tobacco trade, a home of designers and architects, inventors and entrepreneurs, artists and industrialists. Michael Meighan tells the story of Glasgow, from its drumlin days in the Ice Age to the growth of the church, its industries, its people and the phenomenal expansion of the Victorian era and the legacy it has left us.
Glasgow's East End: A Social History
- Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
Of the four corners of Glasgow, the East End is the richest source of stories that reach back far into the annals of time. What began as a small patch of land owned by the ancient clergy has evolved through the ages, providing historians with a veritable treasure trove of colourful tales and interesting characters. This comprehensive anthology brings together the histories of the collective of districts that have developed over centuries and which give the East End of Glasgow its unique personality: the Gallowgate, Bridgeton, Calton, Parkhead, Shettleston, Tollcross and more. Many of the fading memories of latter years are kept alive in this oral history of Glasgow's East Enders, who have generously contributed their own anecdotes about life in an area that is poor in status yet rich in character.
Who Killed Kennedy?: The Definitive Account Of Fifty Years Of Conspiracy
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
The murder of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 was followed by an official inquiry the nature and the scale of which were unparalleled. This began what has become a 50-year quest to establish the truth. 'Who Killed Kennedy?' is an exhaustive account of that quest, through the eyes of a historian who has been involved in it from the very beginning.
Alloa And The Hillfoot Villages Through Time
- Paperback - Amberley
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Alloa and the Hillfoot Villages have changed and developed over the last century.
Another Country: An Era In Scottish Politics And Letters
- Paperback - Argyll
Much of the history of literary-political Edinburgh of the 1960s and 1970s is either already forgotten or unknown to younger generations of writers and readers. John Herdman's memoirs restore to us some of that lost history. This new and revised edition will be welcomed by those who were there, and those who were not can now be astonished by events that involved backstabbing and territorial infighting among poets, nationalist firebrands and luminaries of Edinburgh pubs.