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The Highland Clearances Trail

Author : Rob Gibson
ISBN : 1905222106
Genre : History
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The ancient warrior and farming clans of the Scottish Highlands were brutally forced from their land during what came to be known as the Highland Clearances. This book documents dates, places, names, and numbers and rejects the idea that this move was somehow a benevolent act.

The Scottish Clearances

Author : T. M. Devine
ISBN : 9780141985947
Genre : History
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'A superb book ... Anybody interested in Scottish history needs to read it' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times Eighteenth-century Scotland is famed for generating many of the enlightened ideas which helped to shape the modern world. But there was in the same period another side to the history of the nation. Many of Scotland's people were subjected to coercive and sometimes violent change, as traditional ways of life were overturned by the 'rational' exploitation of land use. The Scottish Clearances is a superb and highly original account of this sometimes terrible process, which changed the Lowland countryside forever, as it also did, more infamously, the old society of the Highlands. Based on a vast array of original sources, this pioneering book is the first to chart this tumultuous saga in one volume, with due attention to evictions and loss of land in both north and south of the Highland line. In the process, old myths are exploded and familiar assumptions undermined. With many fascinating details and the sense of an epic human story, The Scottish Clearances is an evocative memorial to all whose lives were irreparably changed in the interests of economic efficiency. This is a story of forced clearance, of the destruction of entire communities and of large-scale emigration. Some winners were able to adapt and exploit the new opportunities, but there were also others who lost everything. The clearances created the landscape of Scotland today, but it came at a huge price.

Highland Homecomings

Author : Paul Basu
ISBN : 9781135391959
Genre : Social Science
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The first full-length ethnographic study of its kind, Highland Homecomings examines the role of place, ancestry and territorial attachment in the context of a modern age characterized by mobility and rootlessness. With an interdisciplinary approach, speaking to current themes in anthropology, archaeology, history, historical geography, cultural studies, migration studies, tourism studies, Scottish studies, Paul Basu explores the journeys made to the Scottish Highlands and Islands to undertake genealogical research and seek out ancestral sites. Using an innovative methodological approach, Basu tracks journeys between imagined homelands and physical landscapes and argues that through these genealogical journeys, individuals are able to construct meaningful self-narratives from the ambiguities of their diasporic migrant histories, and recover their sense of home and self-identity. This is a significant contribution to popular and academic Scottish studies literature, particularly appealing to popular and academic audiences in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland

The Dynamics Of Heritage

Author : Laurence GouriƩvidis
ISBN : 9781317035077
Genre : Science
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There has been much academic interest in the role of museums as places where understanding of the past is shaped and legitimised for a wide and increasingly diverse public. This book focuses on the museum representations of the Highland Clearances - a much neglected aspect of one of the most disputed and politically-charged issues in modern Scottish history. Drawing together a range of inter-disciplinary themes and notions, it considers the cultural legacy of the period, brings to light the socially and historically conditioned meanings and values encapsulated in museum narratives of the Clearances, and shows the significance of collective memory in the negotiations inherent in heritage work. Examining both national and local museums in Scotland and concluding with comparisons with Australian museums of migration, Dynamics of Heritage contributes to our understanding of the processes of heritage construction, and its relationship to issues of memory and other modes of engagement with the past.

On The Crofter S Trail

Author : David Craig
ISBN : 1841588016
Genre : Canada
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In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts--once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland--were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from their homes by landowners in the Clearances. Some fled to Nova Scotia and beyond. David Craig sets out to discover how many of their stories survive in the memories of their descendants. He travels through 21 islands in Scotland and Canada, many thousands of miles of moor and glen, and presents the words of men and women of both countries as they recount the suffering of their forbears.

On The Trail Of John Muir

Author : Cherry Good
ISBN : 0946487626
Genre : Nature
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Follow the man who made the U.S. go green. John Muir was the confidant of presidents, father of American National Parks, trailblazer of world conservation, and voted man of the millennium in the U.S. This book brings refreshing new insights into the hero of world conservation. In a lively, intimate, humorous, and anecdotal account, Good draws on Muir's own books, articles, letters and diaries. She set herself On the Trail of John Muir to write his book - Dunbar in Scotland, the sand country of Fountain Lake and Hickory Hill, Meaford, Ontario, Wisconsin, the Yosemite Valley, the Grand Canyon, the Sierra Nevada, California, and the "Range of Light", Alaska.

A Scottish Journey

Author : David Paterson
ISBN : 0952190885
Genre : Photography
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Photographer David Paterson travels the length and breadth of Scotland in search for the landscapes which will reveal and define the country he loves.

Selim Aga

Author : James McCarthy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127409642
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Abducted from his home in the Nuba Mountain of Sudan, Selim Aba was bought and sold at least eight times before being released from slavery by Robert Thurburn, who took Selim to his home in Scotland in 1836. Selim would later become an author, lecturer, and explorer, accompanying Sir Richard Burton to West Africa.

The Skye Trail

Author : Cameron McNeish
ISBN : 0956295711
Genre : Skye, Island of (Scotland)
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Of all Scotland 's islands none casts its spell quite as dramatically as the Isle of Skye. Celebrated in song and story, Eilean a'Cheo is a place of astonishing natural beauty and attracts climbers and walkers from all over the world. The 70-mile long Skye Trail connects two of the island's most extraordinary landscapes; the world-famous Cuillin, the most rugged mountain range in Britain, and the Trotternish ridge, a rolling escarpment of basalt hills that look over the sea to the tumbled landscapes of mainland Scotland. This long walk through the island, the 'Skitis' of the Celtic world, follows ancient byways, cattle drovers' routes, mountain footpaths and an old railway line, through a land where the first inhabitants sensed the presence of their gods in every nook and cranny, on every hill and crag, in every corrie and loch. Landscape and weather and an affinity with wild nature made up the very fabric of their lives. The route visits castles, takes in geological gems like the Quiraing and the Storr, follows rivers and loch-side paths and recalls those who were brutally removed from their homes during the Highland Clearances. It visits the site of the "last battle on British soil" and climbs Bla Bheinn, surely the finest mountain on this island of fine mountains. The route then takes its finale along the old Marble Line to Broadford, and the end of a magnificent island journey. The Skye Trail is destined to be one of the most popular long distance walks in Britain. Adopted by the Highland Council as an official long distance walk, it was brought to life by BBC Scotland's often repeated 'Skye Trail' presented by Cameron McNeish. This illustrated book is based on the broadcast and Cameron's experiences of the trail, the island, its people and its history and environment.

Debating The Highland Clearances

Author : Eric Richards
ISBN : 0748621830
Genre : Business & Economics
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This publication introduces the Clearances as a classic historical problem. Eric Richards reviews the debate among historians, novelists, politicians and economists and presents a representative anthology of documents illustrating the historical foundations on which the debate is built.

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