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Lands for the People?: The Highland... Clearances and the Colonisation of New Zealand: a Biography of John McKenzie

Survival of the Unfittest: Highland... Clearances and the End of Isolation

The History of the Highland Clearances
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The Highland Clearances

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The Highland Clearances

 

 

Scotland Highland Clearances

The Highland Clearances

The Highland Clearances 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 maintaining marginal and unfertile land and reasserts that as we enter the 21st century, we have yet to find a solution.

The Unbroken HarpThe Unbroken Harp This novel, from a foremost expert on the Clearances, tells the story of Flo Campbell and her eviction from the family's island home, and all her subsequent struggles. The compelling storyline has terrific energy, from the Battle of the Braes and Flo's departure from the island to her travels and employment on Skye and beyond. Flo's spirit remains unquenched whether challenged by the faithlessness of lovers or the callousness of employers and she is a historical witness who embodies the undying memories of her Highland people. She spends much of her life in the lowlands of Britain and in this as in many ways she incarnates the crofters, fishermen, labourers and artists who spring from that epic northern terrain. This is a masterful portrayal of the perverse power and wretched consequences of the Clearances and how they transformed the lives of individuals, and also the power of a native landscape in a Celtic breast.

The Stonemason: Donald Macleod's... Chronicle of Scotland's Highland Clearances.

Patrick Sellar

Patrick Sellar and the Highland... Clearances: Homicide, Eviction and the Price of Progress. In April 1816, Patrick Sellar was brought to trial in Inverness for culpable homicide in the manner of his treatment of the Highlanders of Strathnaver. This is an account of Sellar's life and times. It shows that he was ruthless and cruel, but also that he had a streak of idealism: did he really believe that the displaced Highlanders would be better off, better fed, educated and housed in their new homes? Have the Highlanders in the end become more productive and prosperous? The author examines such questions as these, showing there is a case for Sellar's defence as well as for his prosecution.

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