Bearing the People Away: The Portable Highland Clearances Companion

Social science

June Skinner Sawyers

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 328 pages

File size: 7.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

The Highland Clearances generally refers to the eviction of indigenous Gaelic-speaking people of the Scottish Highlands and Islands-roughly between 1790 and 1855-to make way for more profitable cattle and sheep farms and, later, sporting estates. Bearing the People Away is the only one-volume companion to one of the most defining moments in Scottish, and indeed, British history. Part reference guide, part handbook, part travel guide and part resource using an encyclopedia format geared toward the general reader.