The National Movement in Scotland
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Originally published in 1978, but now re-issued with a new Preface by James Mitchell, this volume traces the rise of the SNP, with special emphasis on explaining the increase of the National Party vote in Scotland from the early 1960s to the late 1970s. The book draws much of its information from interviews with members and ex-members of the SNP, including some who helped to found the party in 1928. In describing the movement and giving an account of its main features, the author begins with a discussion of various aspects of Scottish society which have contributed to the growth of nationalism. These include the political developments of the Labour movement, the economic history of 20th Century Scotland the development of youth culture and in particular, the interest in folk music, as well as developments in the Church, the army, and the press.
Table of Contents
1. The Nature of the Problem and Its Background 2. The Substance of Nationalism 3. The Rise of the SNP: Some Theories 4. The Political Background 5. The Scottish Economy 6. The Effects of Literary Nationalism 7. Youth and Nationalism 8. The Role of the Church, the Army and Football 9. The Scottish Press 10. The SNP Vote: Some Relations and Conclusions 11. The Beginnings of Modern Nationalism 12. The Nationalism in Scotland 13. The Scottish National Party 14. The Present Organisation of the SNP 15. Conclusion Appendix A: National Party of Scotland Constitution 1931 Appendix B: SNP Constitution, 1948