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Author : Roger Hutchinson
ISBN : 9780857908803
Genre : History
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In the 1830s and 1840s the district of Glendale on the island of Skye was swamped by immigrants cleared from other north Skye estates. The resultant overcrowding and over-use of land caused simmering discontent - not against the incomers, but against the landowners, who regarded their tenants as no more than chattels. This book is a definitive account of what happened when the powder-keg erupted and a full-scale land-war ensued. Pitched battles with police, factors and bailiffs, military intervention, arrests, trials, imprisonment and the personal intervention of the Prime Minister were to have huge consequences for crofters all over the Highlands, who, ultimately, were the victors. At the heart of the rising was a man named John MacPherson of Lower Milovaig in Glendale, a courageous, charismatic and articulate crofter who was twice imprisoned for leading a rebellion against a system which kept all but the wealthiest in a state of bitter servitude. MacPherson quickly became known as ‘the Glendale Martyr’. Martyrs tells the story of John MacPherson, his comrades, his allies, his enemies and his final success.

The History Of The Highland Clearances

Author : Alexander Mackenzie
ISBN : 1334085552
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Excerpt from The History of the Highland Clearances: Containing a Reprint of Donald Macleod's "Gloomy Memories of the Highlands"; Isle of Skye in 1882; And a Verbatim Report of the Trial of the Braes Crofters Some people may ask Why rake up all this iniquity just now? We answer that the same laws which permitted the cruelties, the inhuman atrocities, described in this book, are still the laws of the country, and any tyrant who may be indifferent to the healthier public Opinion which now prevails, may legally repeat the same proceedings whenever he may take it into; his head to do so. It is not in our power to alter the, Laws of the Land so that a repetition of these evictions cannot take place, but the fear of getting pilloried, in a work like this, may possibly induce the tyrant to hold his hand; for very shame, until a more just and humane law shall make such mean and cruel work as the Highland Clearances for ever impossible and there is hope for such a result in the fact that the descendants of the oppressors of a past generation are so much ashamed' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Collins Encyclopaedia Of Scotland

Author : John Keay
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025345088
Genre : History
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Completely revised and updated, a new edition of the definitive reference book on all things Scottish. Since its first publication in 1994, The Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland has established itself as the unrivalled reference book on the subject. Containing over a million words and five thousand entries, it covers every aspect of Scotland's past, her people, arts, industries, environment and continuing traditions. For this new, completely updated and revised edition, the editors have included over a thousand additions to existing entries and over a hundred completely new entries, from Billy Bremner to Dolly the Sheep, from John Smith to the new Scottish Parliament. Matching accessibility with scholarship, The Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland has become the standard source for Scottish nationals, for Scots worldwide, and for anyone with an interest in Scotland.

Last Landscapes

Author : Ken Worpole
ISBN : 186189161X
Genre : Architecture
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Tracing the history and design of burial places throughout Europe and the USA, Last Landscapes is an exploration of the cult and celebration of death, loss and memory.

The Workers Republic

Author : James Connolly
ISBN : 1595478639
Genre : History
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This book contains excerpts from The Workers' Republic Newspaper, in which Connolly published articles on guerrilla warfare and continuously attacked the group known as The Irish Volunteers for their inactivity.

A Season For Martyrs

Author : Bina Shah
ISBN : 9781497697515
Genre : Fiction
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A harrowing account of the last three months of Benazir Bhutto’s life October, 2007. Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto returns home after eight years of exile to seek political office once more. Assigned to cover her controversial arrival is TV journalist Ali Sikandar, the estranged son of a wealthy landowner from the interior region of Sindh. While her presence ignites fierce protests and assassination attempts, Ali finds himself irrevocably drawn to the pro-democracy People’s Resistance Movement, a secret that sweeps him into the many contradictions of a country still struggling to embrace modernity. As Shah weaves together the centuries-old history of Ali’s feudal family and its connection to the Bhuttos, she brilliantly reveals a story at the crossroads of the personal and the political, a chronicle of one man’s desire to overcome extremity to find love, forgiveness, and even identity itself.

Calum S Road

Author : Roger Hutchinson
ISBN : 9780857900029
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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. . . wonderful, elegant and serious,' - The Telegraph 'MacLeod defied powers outwith his control in the only way he could . . . paints a compelling picture of the man' - Sunday Times ' An incredible testament to one man's determination' - The Sunday Herald 'It's inspiring to read about a man who wouldn't succumb, wouldn't let the Government threaten his way of life' - Publishing News 'An extraordinary tale' - The Bookseller 'This is an extraordinarily fine book, and one of the most important books to have come out of the Highlands and Islands in recent years' - West Highland Free Press Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until semi-automation in 1967 reduced his responsibilities. 'So what he decided to do,' says his last neighbour, Donald MacLeod, 'was to build a road out of Arnish in his months off. With a road he hoped new generations of people would return to Arnish and all the north end of Raasay . . .' And so, at the age of 56, Calum MacLeod, the last man left in northern Raasay, set about single-handedly constructing the 'impossible' road. It would become a romantic, quixotic venture, a kind of sculpture; an obsessive work of art so perfect in every gradient, culvert and supporting wall that its creation occupied almost twenty years of his life. In Calum's Road, Roger Hutchinson recounts the extraordinary story of this remarkable man's devotion to his visionary project.

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