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Radical Scotland

Author : Kenny MacAskill
ISBN : 1785905708
Genre : History
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'I have devoted myself to the cause of the people. It is a good cause - it shall ultimately prevail - it shall finally triumph.' Thomas Muir The Political Martyrs memorial in Edinburgh looms large on the city's skyline but its history is relatively unknown. And that is not by accident. As Edinburgh's New Town was constructed, a narrative of kilts and loyalty was created for Scotland, with its radical history deliberately excluded. The French Revolution lit a spark in Scotland, inspiring radicals and working people alike, and uniting them in opposition to the King and his government. The oligarchy of landowners that ran Scotland was worried. Leading radicals like Thomas Muir and fellow political reformists were later rounded up and transported to Botany Bay. But they fought back and formed the Society of the United Scotsmen, seeking widespread political reform throughout the Union and were prepared to use physical force in defence of their ideals. As social and economic hardship followed in Waterloo's wake, the flame of radicalism was further ignited. This is Scotland's radical history.

The Political Economy Of Scotland

Author : Gregor Gall
ISBN : UCSC:32106018182185
Genre : Political Science
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This rigorous study addresses the question of why Scottish workers appear to have a more radical industrial social climate than the British mainland. Analyzing a wealth of social statistics from Scotland, Wales, and militant regions of Britain, it is concluded that while Scottish workers are no different than their counterparts in the rest of Britain, the added importance of "the national question" in Scotland indicates that an increased sense of national identity is the primary reason why the country appears to have a more radical point of view. "

Red Scotland The Rise And Fall Of The Radical Left C 1872 To 1932

Author : William Kenefick
ISBN : 9780748630820
Genre : Political Science
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An excellent resource for teaching and learning, this book explores the rise and decline of left radicalism in Scotland c.1872 to 1932. A journey through these turbulent times observes the response of Scottish artisans to legal restrictions on trade-union activities in the 1870s, trade union formation among the unskilled from the late 1880s, and the origins and impact of the Scottish socialist movement. The Labour movement in Scotland was to face many new challenges by the twentieth century. During the era of 'Red Scotland', 1910 to 1922, we see Scottish workers fully engaged in the labour and social unrest in the years before the Great War; monitor the incubation of workers' grievances during the war; see the growth of the anti-war movement and the influence of revolutionary politics from 1918; and witness Scottish Labour on the threshold of an extraordinary political breakthrough by 1922. The 1920s saw the rapid rise of Labour, but growing unemployment and a massive emigration of Scottish workers helped to fragment the left and set in motion the decline of left radicalism in Scotland. This book represents a major and up to date survey of the most dramatic years in the history of Scottish Labour.

Byron And Scotland

Author : Angus Calder
ISBN : 0389208736
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contents: Preface: Norman Buchan, M. P.; Introduction: Angus Calder; Byron the Radical: David Craig; Byron: Radical, Scotish Aristocrat: Andrew Noble; Byron and Catholicism: William Donnelly; Byron and Scott: P. H. Scott; The Provost and His Lord: John Galt and Lord Byron: Margery McCulloch; Lord Byron and Lord Elgin: Douglas Dunn; Byron: An Edinburgh Re-Review: John Curt; Byron, Scott and Scottish Nostalgia: J. Drummond Bone; "The Island: " Scotland, Greece, and Romantic Savagery: Angus Calder; "Byron Landing From a Boat" by George Sanders: Michael Rees; On Singing "Dark Lochnager: " Sheena Blackhall; Afterword: J. Drummond Bone

The Oxford Handbook Of Scottish Politics

Author : Michael Keating
ISBN : 9780198825098
Genre : Political Science
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The Handbook of Scottish Politics provides a detailed overview of politics in Scotland, looking at areas such as elections and electoral behaviour, public policy, political parties, and Scotland's relationship with the EU and the wider world. The contributors to this volume are some of the leading experts on politics in Scotland.

Scotland Free Or A Desart The Radical Insurrection Of 1820

Author : T J Dowds
ISBN : 9781782227496
Genre : History
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In April 1820 there was a general strike in west-central Scotland that was followed by an armed rising to win workers the right to form trade unions, to vote and for the creation of a Scottish Parliament. After a battle with troops at Bonnymuir, it failed and the leaders, John Baird, Andrew Hardie and James Wilson were executed, and eighteen transported to Australia after show trials held under English Law. This book, using new information, traces the events of and leading to the insurrection, the role of spies and agents in the events, together with a detailed look at the trials, and what became of those transported. It is hoped that on the bicentenary of the Rising, the men who were sacrificed everything for democracy will be given the recognition they have been long denied.

Scottish Law Review And Sheriff Court Reports

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063324656
Genre : Law
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Burns The Radical

Author : Liam McIlvanney
ISBN : UOM:39015056163291
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study of poet Robert Burns's politics uncovers the intellectual context of the poet's political radicalism. Burns is revealed as a sophisticated political poet whose work draws on the democratic, contractarian ideology of Scottish Presbyterianism; the English and Irish Real Whig tradition; and the political theory of the Scottish Enlightenment. Casting new light on the poet's education and his early reading, this book provides detailed new readings of Burns's major poems and offers research on his links with Irish poets and radicals, providing a major reinterpretation of the man who is coming to be recognized as the poet laureate of the radical Enlightenment.

Scotland In The Age Of Two Revolutions

Author : Sharon Adams
ISBN : 9781843839392
Genre : History
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The seventeenth century was one of the most dramatic periods in Scotland's history, with two political revolutions, intense religious strife culminating in the beginnings of toleration, and the modernisation of the state and its infrastructure. This book focuses on the history that the Scots themselves made. Previous conceptualisations of Scotland's "seventeenth century" have tended to define it as falling between 1603 and 1707 - the union of crowns and the union of parliaments. In contrast, this book asks how seventeenth-century Scotland would look if we focused on things that the Scots themselves wanted and chose to do. Here the key organising dates are not 1603 and 1707 but 1638 and 1689: the covenanting revolution and the Glorious Revolution. Within that framework, the book develops several core themes. One is regional and local: the book looks at the Highlands and the Anglo-Scottish Borders. The increasing importance of money in politics and the growing commercialisation of Scottish society is a further theme addressed. Chapters on this theme, like those on the nature of the Scottish Revolution, also discuss central government and illustrate the growth of the state. A third theme is political thought and the world of ideas. The intellectual landscape of seventeenth-century Scotland has often been perceived as less important and less innovative, and such perceptions are explored and in some cases challenged in this volume. Two stories have tended to dominate the historiography of seventeenth-century Scotland: Anglo-Scottish relations and religious politics. One of the recent leitmotifs of early modern British history has been the stress on the "Britishness" of that history and the interaction between the three kingdoms which constituted the "Atlantic archipelago". The two revolutions at the heart of the book were definitely Scottish, even though they were affected by events elsewhere. This is Scottish history, but Scottish history which recognises and is informed by a British context where appropriate. The interconnected nature of religion and politics is reflected in almost every contribution to this volume.SHARON ADAMS is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Freiburg. JULIAN GOODARE is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh.Contributors: Sharon Adams, Caroline Erskine, Julian Goodare, Anna Groundwater, Maurice Lee Jnr, Danielle McCormack, Alasdair Raffe, Laura Rayner, Sherrilynn Theiss, Sally Tuckett, Douglas Watt

The Scottish Government Yearbook

Author : David McCrone
ISBN : 0950962694
Genre : Scotland
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The Radical Thread

Author : Catriona M. M. Macdonald
ISBN : UOM:39015050696320
Genre : Political Science
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By focusing on political change in the cotton town of Paisley in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this book highlights important trends which shaped society and politics in modern Scotland. Having traced the evolution of the proud civic and industrial heritage of the town, the author then charts its erosion and the rise of competing popular voices which emerged as the old order deteriorated. Popular Unionism, New Liberalism, Trade Unionism, Labourism and Socialism competed for the mantle of the town's Radical inheritance. Yet the changes which emerged owed much to the town's past.

The Journal Of Jurisprudence And Scottish Law Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063068048
Genre : Law
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Commentaries On The Laws Of Scotland And On The Principles Of Mercantle Jurisprudence Considered In Relation To Bankruptcy; Competitions Of Creditors; And Imprisonment For Debt The Second Edition

Author : George Joseph BELL (Advocate.)
ISBN : BL:A0022925295
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Statement Relative To Church Accommodation In Scotland; In Answer To The Representations In The Circular Of The Moderator Of The General Assembly By The Scottish Central Board For Vindicating The Rights Of Dissenters

Author : Scottish Central Board for vindicating the Rights of Dissenters (EDINBURGH)
ISBN : BL:A0023078272
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Radicals And Reformers In Late Eighteenth Century Scotland

Author : Paola Bono
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041035002
Genre : Civil rights
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The political awakening of Scotland in the last quarter of the 18th century is documented by the growing number of pamphlets and other literature in those years. This number increased dramatically following the diffusion of the ideas of the French Revolution, and the heated debate it inspired. Already the war with the American colonies had led to a more widespread interest in politics, and the issues of sovereignty and of representation were to become more and more crucial as the need for a reform - at local as well as at national level - made itself felt. The annotated checklist constitutes a documentary source for further studies in this field, while the comments appended to the items offer information and suggestions for possible directions of research.

The Scottish Nation

Author : William Ferguson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131690948
Genre : History
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Written by his former colleagues and students--who are now leading historians--the essays in this resource are a tribute to William Ferguson, a pioneering scholar who has published major work on modern Scottish history and its importance to the Scottish identity. These accounts reflect the impressive range of Ferguson's interests, from medieval history to present day, and pay homage to both his controversial subjects as well as his contribution to the revival of Scottish history as part of Scottish culture and politics.

Red Scotland

Author : William Kenefick
ISBN : 9780748625185
Genre : History
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Kenefick explores the impact of the Left on the Scottish people between the 1870s and 1930s, and asks whether Scotland was ever 'Red' during these decades. He examines key issues concerning radicalism in the country, including the impact of left-wing political radicalism, industrial unrest, war and the Russian Revolution.

Bibliography Of Scotland

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ISBN : UCAL:B5093608
Genre : Scotland
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Scotland's national bibliography, listing books, periodicals, and major articles of Scottish interest published all over the world. Covers material issued since 1988.

The Battle For Scotland

Author : Andrew Marr
ISBN : STANFORD:36105082513263
Genre : Decentralization in government
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Andrew Marr's first book tells the distinctive story of Scottish politics -- now updated with a new introductory chapter. 'We may be about to see a new country - indeed, two new countries, - emerging on these islands. Half a lifetime ago, I sat down to write this book as a work of history. As it's aged, it's become current affairs.' Just twenty years ago it seemed impossible that Scotland would ever get home rule, let alone full independence. Yet very soon there will be a Scottish referendum which will not only decide on this matter but which will have profound consequences for the future of all people on these islands. In The Battle for Scotland, first published in 1992, Andrew Marr provides the historical backdrop to these extraordinary events. He attempts to explain the deep sources of Scottish national feeling and the political will which has brought us to this deeply uncertain time. And in a substantial new introduction, Marr considers how we got here so suddenly, what the stakes really are and what the questions every voting Scot (and every non-voting UK citizen) will be asking themselves. Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow. He graduated from Cambridge University and has enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent , the Economist, the Express and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC's Political Editor. Andrew's broadcasting includes series on contemporary thinkers for BBC 2 and Radio 4, political documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC Panorama, and Radio 4's 'Start The Week'.

Scottish Economic Social History

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ISBN : NWU:35556023004724
Genre : Scotland
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