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Emigration from Scotland has always been very high. However, emigration from Scotland between the wars surpassed all records; more people emigrated than were born, leading to an overall population decline. Why was it so many people left?

Marjory Harper, whose knowledge is grounded in a deep understanding of the local records, maps out the many factors which worked together to cause this massive diaspora. After an opening section where the author sets the Scottish experience within the context of the rest of the British Isles, the book then divides the country geographically, starting with the Highlands, then coastal Scotland, and the urban Lowland highlighting in turn the factors that particularly influenced each of these areas. Harper then discusses the organized religious and political movements that encouraged emigration. By interweaving personal stories with statistical evidence, Harper brings to life the reality behind the dramatic historical migration.

About the Author

Marjory Harper is a Reader in History at the University of Aberdeen.

Table of Contents

A tradition of emigration * Agents and activists * Highland problems and solutions * The lowland clearances * Creating Christian colonists * Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780719080463
Author:
Harper, Marjory
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - Scotland
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-Scotland and Wales
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Studies in Imperialism
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w illus.
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 0.575 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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