The Making of the Crofting Community

The Making of the Crofting Community

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This book has been seminal in bringing to the fore the injustices that have been inflicted on the Highlands in the name of government and landlord - injustices often lost in the name of dry statistics and academic balance.



Written by a man who has gone on to become both an award-winning historian of the Highlands and a leading figure in the public life of the region, The Making of the Crofting Community has attracted praise, inspired debate, and provoked outrage and controversy over the years. This book remains necessary to challenge standard academic interpretations of the Highland past. Having long been one of the classics of Birlinn's John Donald list, this revised and updated new edition includes a substantial new preface and an extensive reworking of the existing text.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 25mm | 305g
  • Origin
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 Plates, black and white
  • 1912476320
  • 9781912476329
  • 588,064

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Magnificent, marvelously comprehensive, just and profound--Sorley MacLean "Times Literary Supplement " One of the most significant Scottish books of its generation--Scottish Historical Review The fiercely quarried raw material and seething anger that shaped and informed The Making of the Crofting Community are ingredients not easily improved upon--Roger Hutchison "West Highland Free Press " Written with controlled passion and savage exactness--The Herald
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About James Hunter

James Hunter is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of the Highlands and Islands and was its first Director of the Centre for History. He is the author of the award-winning Set Adrift Upon the World (Saltire Society History Book of the Year, 2016).
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