Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music



Clearance and Improvement

Clearance and Improvement
Item# 9781906566234

Product Description

Publisher: John Douglas

Author: T. M. Devine

The drama and tragedy of Highland history during this period have attracted many authors, whereas the Lowland experience, that of the majority of Scots, hardly any. This book attempts to redress that balance, and in so doing examines why this extraordinary era, inextricably associated with failure, famine and clearance in Gaeldom, is remembered as one of ‘improvement’ in the Lowlands, where the folk memory of dispossession, if it ever existed, is long lost in collective amnesia. In so doing, Devine addresses an issue which goes right to the heart of the nation’s past. (pb)