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Highland clearances

Mackenzie, Alexander

Highland clearances

or, A strange return by the Highland chiefs for the fidelity of the clans : being anaccount of the Glengarry, Srathglass, Kintail, Glenelg, Skye, Uist, Barra, Coigeach, Sutherland, and other Evictions in the Highlands since the Battle of Culloden : with an appendix on the Highland Crofters...

by Mackenzie, Alexander

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Published by A. & W. Mackenzie in Inverness .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land tenure -- Scotland -- Highlands -- History.,
  • Eviction -- Scotland -- Highlands -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Title from cover.

    Statementby Alexander Mackenzie....
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p. ;
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20687966M


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Introducing The Highland Clearances. Scroll Down. Highland Clearances Newsletter. The Highland Clearances Paperback – January 7, by John Prebble (Author)Cited by:   There are three books by Prebble and all are very good; you should start with Glencoe then Culloden and finish with The Highland Clearances.

If you really want a true picture of Scotland highlands these will be for you. It takes the /5(76). His book Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances is about a fascinating character. Sellar was one of the factors of the Sutherland estate and a sheep farmer himself. Sellar had a very well worked-out view as to what he was about.

Not a book for the casual reader, "The Highland Clearances" is a well-researched, historical description of the the economic, social, and cultural upheaval that was movement of people out of the Scottish Highlands/5.

Eric Richards book on the Highland Clearances serves ss a good example of this in that he places the clearances against the backdrop of similar rural population displacement throughout Western Europe as the drive towards modernity in agricultural and commerical practices swept across the 18th and 19th centuries/5(17).

Mackenzie’s book set the tone for much of the published work on the Highland clearances up to the s. The seemingly-intractable social and economic problems the region faced, particularly in the interwar period, lent Mackenzie and later authors’ analysis weight.

Memories of a Manchester Childhood. These are the childhood memories of Harriet Maria Edgar, née Downs, born in at 76 Chester Road, Hulme, Manchester. Her father Walter Downs was a butcher, and Harriet describes how she helped in the shop, cutting up meat and counting the takings, from the age of five.

There are three books by Prebble and all are very good; you should start with Glencoe then Culloden and finish with The Highland Clearances.

If you really want a true picture of Scotland highlands these will be for you. It takes the romance out that we all have because of movies/5(76). Highland Clearances, the forced eviction of inhabitants of the Highlands and western islands of Scotland, beginning in the mid-to-late 18th century and continuing intermittently into the midth century.

The removals cleared the land of people primarily. In this account of the Highland Clearances of the 18th century, Eric Richards draws attention to the brutal evictions as being one amongst many solutions to the problem of 2/5(2).

For further reading, another great book about the Clearances is "The Highland Clearances" by John Prebble. It's available at Amazon, the Book Depository and others.

Linda rated it really liked it Keep in mind this was written in the late 19th century/5. A textbook at the time, a history of Scotland starting inran to pages, of which only one covered the Clearances.

The writer John Prebble, English-born and brought up in Canada, broke. The Highland Clearances Trail answers the where, why, what and whens of the Highland Clearances.

Taking you around the significant sites of the Highland Clearances this vivid guide gives a scholarly introduction to a tragic moment in Scotland's history. Perthshire, Ross-Shire, Arran, Sutherland and Caithness are among the many areas covered.3/5.

The name of the book, The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed,highlights Sir Tom’s central premise that what occurred was a. The History of the Highland Clearances, Alexander Mackenzie, (Amazon, Kindle) Leaving Scotland, Mona McLeod (National Museums of Scotland, ) John MacPherson – The Skye Martyr, G.

MacPherson, (Skye Graphics, – out of print) A History of the Highland Clearances, 2nd edition, Eric Richards, (Birlinn, ). Since then he has worked as a teacher, lecturer, and local broadcaster (not to mention as an actor and a fiddle-player), and in various other occupations, while writing his volumes on the Highland clearances, which are now being published.

He began writing volume one inso he cannot be accused of undue haste. Other books by the same author. Volume one, Clans and Clearance. This volume looks at the clearances generally, and at some of the surprising orthodox beliefs about them; and then examines the Highland clans as they were in the centuries before the Jacobite rebellion ofan account which sometimes differs from what is now generally believed.

"In the nineteenth century many of the inhabitants of the Highland glens were cleared out, often by forcible eviction to make way for a more profitable tenant -- the Great Cheviot sheep. Families had to leave the homes where they had lived for generations.

Thousands emigrated over the ocean in the hope of a better life The effects of it are still being felt in Scotland -- and in the. BBC History's Highland Clearances section History Debate Walter Scott's re–branding of all Scots as tartan–wearing Highlanders has been a hindrance to Scotland's cultural development.

Storm clouds always gather over the story of the Highland Clearances. The eviction of the Highlanders from the glens and straths of the Highlands and Islands of the north of Scotland still causes great historical dispute more than a century after the events.

The Highland Clearances also generated a great deal of contemporary controversy and documentation. The Highland Clearances Paperback – 25 Mar.

by John Prebble (Author)/5(76). THE era of the Highland Clearances was one of the most brutal and heartbreaking episodes in Scottish history.

Over the course of years the demographic spread. A good coverage of the human tragedy of the highland clearances. I had previously read Set Adrift on the World by James Hunter, but that book is limited to the area under the control of the Duke and Read full review.

LibraryThing Review User Review - setnahkt - LibraryThing/5(4). The first chapter examines a number of primary and secondary histories of the Highland Clearances. The first sections focus primarily on Eric Richards' The Highland Clearances (), John Prebble's book, also called The Highland Clearances (), and Michael Fry's Wild Scots ().Author: Daniel Guy Brown.

Book Description: Storm clouds always gather over the story of the Highland Clearances. The eviction of the Highlanders from the glens and straths of the Highlands and Islands of the north of Scotland still causes great historical dispute more than a century after the events. The Highland Clearances by Eric Richards Paperback) for sale online An excellent work with strong Clan Gunn / Sutherland importance is 'The Highland Clearances' by Eric Richards.

It highlights my main concern; the way people believe emotional myths rather than pins. Books Advanced Search Amazon Charts Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries of results for Books: "highland clearances".

The Highland Clearances remain a controversial period in Scotland’s history and are still talked of with great bitterness, particularly by those families who were dispossessed of their land and even, to a large extent, of their culture, over the period of around years between the mid 18th to 19th centuries.

The violent end to the Jacobite rising of also sounded the death knell of Highland society. What began in less than an hour of fighting on Culloden moor took nearly a century to complete. The first actions of the government were to destroy the basis of Highland life.

The Highland Clearances. The Scottish Highland Clearances started in the s, when landlords decided to move to more efficient agricultural practices, as much of the rest of Britain had already done.

The landlords evicted the crofters to clear the land for large-scale sheep farming instead. Description: A documented study of Scotland's most emotive subjects.

It traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the s, showing how the process of clearance was part of a 2/5(1). MACKENZIE'S History of the Highland Clearances, with its thrilling and almost incredible narratives of oppression and eviction, has been for a long time out of print.

In view of the current movement, described by Mr. Asquith as an "organised campaign against the present system of land tenure," it has occurred to the holder of the copyright, Mr /5(17).

Welcome to BBC Scotland Education's online resource for the Highland Clearances in Scotland. Around Scotland is aligned to the BBC Scotland Education television series. (All TV and radio listings.

The Fire and Sword Trilogy is about the fall of the Scottish clan system. Culloden was the first book and it chronicles the defeat of the clans in one pivotal battle. The two other works were The Highland Clearances () and Glencoe ().Glencoe was a study of the causes and effects of the Glencoe massacre inwhen British soldiers and members of the Campbell Clan.

The History of the Highland Clearances. Search just our sites by using our customised search engine. Unique Cottages | Electric Return to our Online Book Page: This comment system requires you to be logged in through either a Disqus account or an account you already have with Google, Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo.

Highland Clearances "The day will come when the big sheep will put the plough up in the rafters The big sheep will overrun the country till they meet the northern sea in the end, old men shall return from new lands" The Brahan Seer (17th century Highland Prophet).

Debating the Highland Clearances introduces the Clearances as a classic historical problem: it focuses on the ways historians and others have approached the question and it concentrates on the methods and sources employed by the combatants. Half the book is devoted to a selection of documents which represent their main types of source material.

Devine’s central tenet is that clearance, in a particularly Scottish manner, was not only a Highland episode but one that occurred the length and breadth of the country, and created the land we know.

His book tracks the wholesale removal of the indigenous peasant or “cottar” class before the northward drive of “the sheep frontier”. The Highland Clearances by Prebble, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Highland Clearances by Prebble, John - AbeBooks.

The Highland Clearances – Historic UK READING LIST: Peter Aitchison and Andrew Cassell, The Lowland Clearances: Scotland’s Silent Revolution, (Tuckwell Press Ltd, ).Highland Clearances Paperback – Jan.

7 by John Prebble (Author) out of 5 stars 71 ratings. See all 14 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle Edition "Please retry" CDN$ /5(71).You are looking at the wrong Prebble book - the IP editor refers to Prebble's book "The Highland Clearances".

I think have found the pages that he refers to - here is a quote: "Under the pressure of increased rents or unrenewed leases, Macdonell tacksmen began to take their sub-tenants to British North America soon after Culloden.