Presents a study of the political culture of Scotland in the 1790s. This book compares the emergence of 'the people' as a political force, with popular political movements in England and Ireland. It analyses Scottish responses to the French Revolution across the political spectrum; explaining Loyalist as well as Radical opinions and organisations.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 The Eighteenth-Century Roots of Scottish ‘Jacobin’ Politics; Chapter 2 Newspapers, the French Revolution and Public Opinion; Chapter 3 ‘The True Spirit of Liberty’: Scottish Radicals, 1792–4; Chapter 4 Checking the Radical Spirit; Chapter 5 Volunteers, the Militia and the United Scotsmen, 1797–8; Chapter 6 Bread, Dearth and Politics, 1795–1801; conclusion Conclusion;