A History of the Highland Clearances: Agrarian Transformation and the Evictions 1746-1886

1st Edition

Eric Richards

Routledge
August 6, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 552 Pages
ISBN 9780367514471 - CAT# K465044
Series: A History of the Highland Clearances

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Summary

First published in 1982, A History of the Highland Clearances looks at the forcible clearance of tenants from land they had farmed for centuries by landlords in the Highlands of Scotland in the early nineteenth century. It examines the general context of historical change, provides a full narrative of the clearances and offers a critical evaluation of the documentary sources upon which the entire story depends.

By placing his subject in its historical perspective and into the context of the rest of Britain and Europe, Eric Richards vividly illustrates the realities of the Highland experience in the age of the clearances.

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