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The Great Highland Famine Hunger, Emigration and the Scottish Highlands in the Nineteenth Century

by Tom M. Devine

The Great Highland Famine Hunger, Emigration and the Scottish Highlands in the Nineteenth Century Synopsis

The story of that lesser-known human tragedy is told for the first time in this prize-winning and internationally acclaimed book In this book, T.M. Devine provides an unusually detailed account of the classic themes of Highland and Scottish history, including clearance, landlordism, crafting life, emigration and migration which provides a subtle and intricate reconstruction of Highland history.

The Great Highland Famine Hunger, Emigration and the Scottish Highlands in the Nineteenth Century Press Reviews

'This book is a major step forward in Highland historiography' - Northern Scotland 'Devine's history is total, sensitive and scholarly with something to say to anthropologists, sociologists and humanists as well as historians' - Choice USA: A Current Review for College Libraries

Book Information

ISBN: 9781904607427
Publication date: 16th February 2004
Author: Tom M. Devine
Publisher: John Donald Short Run Press an imprint of John Donald Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About Tom M. Devine

Professor Tom Devine, Obe, Fba Was Educated At Strathclyde University, Glasgow Where He Graduated With First Class Honours In History In 1968 Followed By A Phd And D.litt. He Rose Through The Academic Ranks From Assistant Lecturer To Deputy Principal Of The University In 1992. In 1998 He Accepted The Directorship Of The Centre For Irish And Scottish Studies At Aberdeen, Where He Is Also Glucksman Professor Of Irish & Scottish Studies. In Early 2006, He Assumed The Sir William Fraser Chair Of Scottish History At The University Of Edinburgh, Widely Acknowledged To Be The World's Premier Chair Of Scottish History. In A Unique ...

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