A History of the Highland Clearances: Agrarian Transformation and the Evictions 1746-1886, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A History of the Highland Clearances

Agrarian Transformation and the Evictions 1746-1886, 1st Edition

By Eric Richards

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552 pages

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Wider Framework; Part Two: Before the Clearances; Part Three: The Pattern of Pastoralism and Clearance; Part Four: Events - The Focus Narrowed

About the Author

Eric Richards was Professor of History at Flinders University of South Australia

About the Series

A History of the Highland Clearances

The volumes in this series draw the Highlands into the wider debate about the process of agrarian transformation and the consequeces of industrialisation through an exploration and examination of the early nineteenth century clearances.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain