Mull & the Clearances (Oct)

Mull & the Clearances (Oct)

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The Clearances are well known as one of the darkest periods of Highland history. Over a hundred-year period somewhere in the region of 150,000 people evicted from the land they had worked for generations; many were forced to start new lives overseas. The human cost was enormous, but there were huge consequences for the Highland economy too as the land was put to different uses. This book details the Clearances as they affected the island of Mull – the Hebridean hub for the emigrant ships which left for the New World. Peter Macnab discusses the influences which changed crofting in the 18th and 19th centuries, the triggers for migration, the crofter protests, the Napier Commission of 1883 and the introduction of various laws to provide security of tenure. Having been brought up in what likely was the last poorhouse in the Hebrides, where his father was governor, Peter Macnab was able to hear directly the stories and about the cruelties suffered.
  • Stock No
  • 11968
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781839830600
  • Author
  • Peter Angus McNab
  • Format
  • PB
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