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The Highland Clearances

[PDF] Read ☆ The Highland Clearances : by Eric Richards [PDF] Read ☆ The Highland Clearances : by Eric Richards - The Highland Clearances, The Highland Clearances In the first documented study of one of Scotland s most emotive subjects for many years this book traces the origins of the Clearances from the th century to their culmination in the crofting legis

  • Title: The Highland Clearances
  • Author: Eric Richards
  • ISBN: 9781841585420
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Read ☆ The Highland Clearances : by Eric Richards, The Highland Clearances, Eric Richards, The Highland Clearances In the first documented study of one of Scotland s most emotive subjects for many years this book traces the origins of the Clearances from the th century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the s This process of clearance was part of a wider European movement of rural depopulation and Eric Richards describes the appalling conditions and treatmentIn

The Highland Clearances

[PDF] Read ☆ The Highland Clearances : by Eric Richards [PDF] Read ☆ The Highland Clearances : by Eric Richards - The Highland Clearances, The Highland Clearances In the first documented study of one of Scotland s most emotive subjects for many years this book traces the origins of the Clearances from the th century to their culmination in the crofting legis The Highland Clearances

  • [PDF] Read ☆ The Highland Clearances : by Eric Richards
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The Highland Clearances

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  1. A Highland Clearance was an enforced simultaneous eviction of all families living in a given area such as an entire glen It s 150 years since the last big evictions in Scotland but the subject has lost none of its power to inflame emotions Like many, if not most Scots, I understood the clearances in simple terms, i.e nasty wealthy Southerners throwing people off their land to make way for sheep That s not entirely untrue but I now appreciate that the events have to be understood in their histori [...]


  2. This is an exemplary history evidence based, measured and fair in its analyses, providing a solid narrative and clear about what is not yet known and where further research is needed It is also an easy read even if occasionally it assumes a little too much knowledge of Scottish conditions.The book is useful for understanding modern Scottish and British history but it is equally useful in adding a bit of local meat to the global problem of what happens to the losers essentially peasants when mark [...]


  3. The Clearances as a topic elicit hysteria and absolute refusal to look at the evidence than just about anything else in Scotland s history This is one of the most balanced books I ve found on the topic Richards does not diminish the tragedy or suffering experienced by those evicted, but he points out that mass evictions were occurring not only in the Highlands, but also in the Scottish Lowlands, in rural England, and throughout Ireland, and that the steps taken by many Highland landlords to hel [...]


  4. Eric Richards is an expert on the history of migration audits causes As you d expect, the book is meticulously researched, provides a balanced survey of the evidence and places the Highland Clearances in contemporary, geographical and historical contexts As you d expect, this may seem to mitigate some of the opprobrium often heaped on the landlords of the time However, Richards avoids a whitewash, and the miserable state of many poor folk and the destruction albeit legal in almost all cases of t [...]


  5. Heavily researched, but manages to make a fascinating tale deadly dull As the scenarios of Clearances are reenacted throughout the Highlands chapter by chapter you begin to wish there was a Patrick Sellar type character for clearing the writing of repetition and deathly prose If you are looking for a book to help you perfect the art of skim reading this may be the very one for you.I had been looking for a book to challenge the conventional wisdom on the Clearances and this made promises to be th [...]



  6. The Highland Clearances is not an easy read it is a closely researched history written by a meticulous and balanced academic historian I have not read many books about the clearances but of those I have read, this is by far the best Richards takes a highly emotional subject, about which many people still have a race memory prejudicing them toward the cleared tenants, and provides a comprehensive analysis That is not to say that it is cold and entirely dispassionate the effect of the clearances o [...]


  7. It s true that this book offers a balanced, and thoroughly documented, history of the clearances However, what is accomplished here could have been done in about one third of the pages What s lacking is a better treatment of the actual effects of the removals on the people involved.


  8. A good overview of the Highland Clearances, with strong focus on the evictions from the Sutherland estate, and other areas.



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