Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

The Highland Clearances, new edition

The Highland Clearances, new edition
Item# 9781841585420
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Product Description

Publisher: Birlinn

Author: Eric Richards

This is the first fully documented study for many years of one of Scotlandís most emotive subjects. It traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the 1880s, showing how the process of clearance was part of a wider European movement of rural depopulation. Eric Richards describes the appalling conditions and treatment suffered by the Highland people, yet at the same time illustrates how difficult the choices were that faced even the most benevolent landlords in the face of rapid economic change. (pb)