On the Crofter's Trail by David Craig

On the Crofter's Trail
  • Title : On the Crofter's Trail
  • Author : David Craig
  • Publisher : Birlinn Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781841588018
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts--once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland--were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from their homes by landowners in the Clearances. Some fled to Nova Scotia and beyond. David Craig sets out to discover how many of their stories survive in the memories of their descendants. He travels through 21 islands in Scotland and Canada, many thousands of miles of moor and glen, and presents the words of men and women of both countries as they recount the suffering of their forbears.


On the Crofter's Trail by David Craig

On the Crofter's Trail
  • Title : On the Crofter's Trail
  • Author : David Craig
  • Publisher : Birlinn
  • ISBN Code : 0857905961
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts - once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland - were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from their homes by landowners in the Clearances. Some fled to Nova Scotia and beyond. David Craig sets out to discover how many of their stories survive in the memories of their descendants. He travels through 21 islands in Scotland and Canada, many thousands of miles of moor and glen, and presents the words of men and women of both countries as they recount the suffering of their forbears.


Cencrastus by N.A

Cencrastus
  • Title : Cencrastus
  • Author : N.A
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Land for the People? by Ewen A. Cameron

Land for the People?
  • Title : Land for the People?
  • Author : Ewen A. Cameron
  • Publisher : John Donald
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 221
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  • Language : English
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This study covers the period of 1880 to 1925; a time of formative legislation and policies which continue to shape Highland life. It draws on a wide range of sources, both public and private. Both crofters and landlords emerge from scrutiny with ambiguous reputations.


A Claim on the Countryside by Harvey Taylor

A Claim on the Countryside
  • Title : A Claim on the Countryside
  • Author : Harvey Taylor
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 303
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  • Language : English
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Charts the history of the outdoor movement from its late Victorian origins to its present status.


The National and English Review by N.A

The National and English Review
  • Title : The National and English Review
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Help Us to a Better Land by Wayne Reid Norton,University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center

Help Us to a Better Land
  • Title : Help Us to a Better Land
  • Author : Wayne Reid Norton,University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
  • Publisher : Regina : Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina
  • ISBN Code : 9780889770782
  • Pages : 107
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  • Language : English
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Study of the Scottish crofters who settled at Pelican Lake and Saltcoats in the Canadian Prairies and their experiences with the British Imperial Colonisation Board in the late nineteenth century. The study describes the origins of the settlers, their departure from Scotland and their arrival in Canada, the settlements and administration to 1893 and then to 1906, and the historical consequences of the British and Canadian Government's actions.


The Scottish Empire by Michael Fry

The Scottish Empire
  • Title : The Scottish Empire
  • Author : Michael Fry
  • Publisher : John Donald
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 580
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  • Language : English
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Scotland and the Americas, C. 1650 - C. 1939 by Allan I. Macinnes,Linda G. Fryer

Scotland and the Americas, C. 1650 - C. 1939
  • Title : Scotland and the Americas, C. 1650 - C. 1939
  • Author : Allan I. Macinnes,Linda G. Fryer
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Books in Scotland by N.A

Books in Scotland
  • Title : Books in Scotland
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Deutsch-englische Jahrbücher by N.A

Deutsch-englische Jahrbücher
  • Title : Deutsch-englische Jahrbücher
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Waterstone's Guide to Scottish Books by Nick Rennison,Neil Johnstone,Colette Bryce

Waterstone's Guide to Scottish Books
  • Title : Waterstone's Guide to Scottish Books
  • Author : Nick Rennison,Neil Johnstone,Colette Bryce
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781902603001
  • Pages : 124
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  • Language : English
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Scottish Birds by Robin Hull

Scottish Birds
  • Title : Scottish Birds
  • Author : Robin Hull
  • Publisher : Mercat Press Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 303
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  • Language : English
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Scotland by Grant, Eric G,Dennis Smith,Paul Barnaby,Ulrike Morét

Scotland
  • Title : Scotland
  • Author : Grant, Eric G,Dennis Smith,Paul Barnaby,Ulrike Morét
  • Publisher : Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 434
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Scotland is probably the only sovereign nation to have chosen, in a more or less free vote, to surrender its independence in order to merge with a larger, more powerful, neighbour. For most of the period since the Union of 1707 the Scots were enthusiastic partners with England in creating and administering the British Empire. Inevitably, therefore, the end of empire caused an identity crisis in Scotland. For more than a Century pressure for political home rule produced no tangible result; however, the decisive vote in favour of devolution in the referendum of September 1997 means that a restored Scottish Parliament is now likely to be in place by the millennium. Irrespective of political developments, the last two decades have seen a renaissance in Scottish culture and historiography. This bibliography fully reflects the wealth of new developments in Scottish life and culture over the past twenty years and the new vibrancy of Scottish publishing.


Contempt, Sympathy, and Romance by Krisztina Fenyő

Contempt, Sympathy, and Romance
  • Title : Contempt, Sympathy, and Romance
  • Author : Krisztina Fenyő
  • Publisher : John Donald
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 195
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  • Language : English
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"Through examination of various attitudes in the press, the author also presents the major issues debated in the newspapers relating to the Highlands, with some fascinating results: for example, land had already become a bone of contention, thirty years before the 1880s land reform movement." "Working within the previously unexplored field of newspaper materials in the mid-nineteenth century, Krisztina Fenyo shows the uniqueness, power and richness of these sources for the evaluation of the range of Scottish public opinion."--BOOK JACKET.


Northern Scotland by N.A

Northern Scotland
  • Title : Northern Scotland
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Green Voices by Terry Gifford

Green Voices
  • Title : Green Voices
  • Author : Terry Gifford
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  • Pages : 198
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  • Language : English
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This text seeks to discover what different notions of nature actually underlie contemporary poetry, and how they relate to traditional assumptions about nature in the poetry of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. It also asks what new contributions to British nature poetry have been made by Black and Asian poets, by women and radical green poets.


Myth, Migration, and the Making of Memory by Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies

Myth, Migration, and the Making of Memory
  • Title : Myth, Migration, and the Making of Memory
  • Author : Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies
  • Publisher : Halifax, N.S. : Published for the Gorsewood Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies by Fernwood Pub. and John Donald Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781552660157
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Nova Scotia is the most 'Scottish' part of Canada, linked by bonds of Clearance and Gaelic culture. This collection of essays discusses the relationships between Scotland and Nova Scotia and Canada as a whole, over the centuries.


The Way to Cold Mountain by Alec Finlay

The Way to Cold Mountain
  • Title : The Way to Cold Mountain
  • Author : Alec Finlay
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 207
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  • Language : English
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Highland Resistance by Iain Fraser Grigor

Highland Resistance
  • Title : Highland Resistance
  • Author : Iain Fraser Grigor
  • Publisher : Mainstream Publishing Company Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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One of the issues to be addressed by Scotland's new parliament is land reform. Yet land reform is nothing new in the north of Scotland. The Highlands has a tradition of anti-landlord conflict that goes back two centuries.


Celtic Culture by John T. Koch

Celtic Culture
  • Title : Celtic Culture
  • Author : John T. Koch
  • Publisher : Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9781851094400
  • Pages : 2128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The most comprehensive reference resource on Celtic culture; an encyclopedia written by and for scholars, yet accessible to all.


The Atlantic Celts by Simon James

The Atlantic Celts
  • Title : The Atlantic Celts
  • Author : Simon James
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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Ancient sources and modern scholars have often represented the Athenian festival of Adonis as a marginal and faintly ridiculous private women's ritual. Seeds were planted each year in pots and, once sprouted, carried to the rooftops, where women lamented the death of Aphrodite's youthful consort Adonis. Laurialan Reitzammer resourcefully examines a wide array of surviving evidence about the Adonia, arguing for its symbolic importance in fifth- and fourth-century Athenian culture as an occasion for gendered commentary on mainstream Athenian practices. Reitzammer uncovers correlations of the Adonia to Athenian wedding rituals and civic funeral oration and provides illuminating evidence that the festival was a significant cultural template for such diverse works as Aristophanes' drama Lysistrata and Plato's dialogue Phaedrus. Her fresh approach is a timely contribution to studies of the ways gender and sexuality intersect with religion and ritual in ancient Greece.


Annual Report by N.A

Annual Report
  • Title : Annual Report
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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New Scientist by N.A

New Scientist
  • Title : New Scientist
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Decolonizing Nature by William (Bill) Adams,Martin Mulligan

Decolonizing Nature
  • Title : Decolonizing Nature
  • Author : William (Bill) Adams,Martin Mulligan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136568611
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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British imperialism was almost unparalleled in its historical and geographical reach, leaving a legacy of entrenched social transformation in nations and cultures in every part of the globe. Colonial annexation and government were based on an all-encompassing system that integrated and controlled political, economic, social and ethnic relations, and required a similar annexation and control of natural resources and nature itself. Colonial ideologies were expressed not only in the progressive exploitation of nature but also in the emerging discourses of conservation. At the start of the 21st century, the conservation of nature is of undiminished importance in post-colonial societies, yet the legacy of colonial thinking endures. What should conservation look like today, and what (indeed, whose) ideas should it be based upon? Decolonizing Nature explores the influence of the colonial legacy on contemporary conservation and on ideas about the relationships between people, polities and nature in countries and cultures that were once part of the British Empire. It locates the historical development of the theory and practice of conservation - at both the periphery and the centre - firmly within the context of this legacy, and considers its significance today. It highlights the present and future challenges to conservationists of contemporary global neo-colonialism The contributors to this volume include both academics and conservation practitioners. They provide wide-ranging and insightful perspectives on the need for, and practical ways to achieve new forms of informed ethical engagement between people and nature.


Global Bioethics by N.A

Global Bioethics
  • Title : Global Bioethics
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Self and Future Generations by T'ae-ch'ang Kim,Ross Harrison

Self and Future Generations
  • Title : Self and Future Generations
  • Author : T'ae-ch'ang Kim,Ross Harrison
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 313
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  • Language : English
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This study reveals how human attitudes to the long-term effects of their actions are crucially bound up with their ideas of personal identity. This collection of essays contrasts eastern and western philosophies of concern for the future, and offers some suggestions for their possible reconciliation.


The Bookseller by N.A

The Bookseller
  • Title : The Bookseller
  • Author : N.A
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On the Trail of the Real Macbeth, King of Alba by Cameron Taylor,Alistair Murray

On the Trail of the Real Macbeth, King of Alba
  • Title : On the Trail of the Real Macbeth, King of Alba
  • Author : Cameron Taylor,Alistair Murray
  • Publisher : Luath Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 185
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  • Language : English
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Looks at the life of the eleventh-century Scottish king along with a detailed itinerary that explores Macbeth's Scotland.


The Batsford Companion to Local History by Stephen Friar

The Batsford Companion to Local History
  • Title : The Batsford Companion to Local History
  • Author : Stephen Friar
  • Publisher : B. T. Batsford Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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An encyclopedic A-Z of British local history, archaeology, architecture and topography, covering every aspect of our heritage. This book should prove of interest to amateur historians, ramblers, browsers and professional historians. Stephen Friar is a writer and former head teacher who specializes in the topics of heraldry and local history. He is also the author of A New Dictionary of Heraldry.


Murray's Magazine by N.A

Murray's Magazine
  • Title : Murray's Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Journal of the Clan Campbell Society (United States of America). by N.A

Journal of the Clan Campbell Society (United States of America).
  • Title : Journal of the Clan Campbell Society (United States of America).
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Sociable Cities by Peter Hall,Colin Ward

Sociable Cities
  • Title : Sociable Cities
  • Author : Peter Hall,Colin Ward
  • Publisher : Academy Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780471985051
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Sociable Cities is published to coincide with the centenary of the publication of Ebenezer Howard's revolutionary Garden Cities of Tomorrow. Howard's book would prove to be the most influential work on city planning in the 20th Century. The book provided the template for some thirty new towns in the United Kingdom - and countless others across the rest of the world - helped to establish the Town and Country Planning Association and ultimately led to an Act of Parliament which established how the building of our cities would be governed. At its heart, Garden Cities argues for a return to civilised and sustainable urban communities. Sociable Cities assesses how Howard's work has faced up to the concerns of the 20th Century. Rarely have these concerns - the development of brown and green field sites, public versus private transport, the political will behind sustainability, public access to the countryside, and the quality of life in and the future of out cities - been so pressing. Finally, in analysing future trends, Peter Hall and Colin Ward take Howard's Garden Cities into the 21st Century. This landmark book will be of interest to all who are concerned for the future of our cities and the future of our countryside.


The Survival of the Unfittest by Robert Mathieson

The Survival of the Unfittest
  • Title : The Survival of the Unfittest
  • Author : Robert Mathieson
  • Publisher : John Donald
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 267
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  • Language : English
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Accounts of the Highland Clearances have tended to focus on the political aspects, overlooking the depth of suffering and ill-health of the dispossessed crofters. The pace of the relocation was extraordinarily rapid; the new sites were overcrowded, had poor sanitary conditions, and were unsuitable even for subsistence farming. Destitution and disease were rampant. This is the first book to recount the traumatic changes wrought in the lifestyle and health of those who were uprooted. It examines nutrition, health, and disease in the Highlands and Islands in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and also discusses the reforms in religion, land tenure, medicine, and health care which, in the century after the Clearances, began to rectify the grossest injustices. This is the first time the story has been told and it is a powerful indictment of man's inhumanity to man.


Bold, Independent, Unconquer'd and Free by Michael Fry

Bold, Independent, Unconquer'd and Free
  • Title : Bold, Independent, Unconquer'd and Free
  • Author : Michael Fry
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 242
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  • Language : English
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Urban Highlanders by Charles W. J. Withers

Urban Highlanders
  • Title : Urban Highlanders
  • Author : Charles W. J. Withers
  • Publisher : John Donald
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 271
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  • Language : English
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This text offers a full-scale examination of the out-movement of migrant Highlanders from the Highlands to the urban Lowlands in the 18th and 19th centuries and of the migrant culture of urban Gaels within this new urban context. It follows work by the author on the historical geography of the Gaedhealtachd, the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland.


Landmarks by David Craig

Landmarks
  • Title : Landmarks
  • Author : David Craig
  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 335
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  • Language : English
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This book is an account of travels round the world, in Africa, America, Australia, and Europe, to discover the significance of great cliffs and outcrops, to see at first hand how people have lived in their shadows or on their faces and summits. David Craig, deeply influenced by the upstanding ruggedness of the granite crags of his Scottish birthplace, set out to visit as many great rocks as he could, 'to touch them, climb them or walk around them, and to find out what they meant'. He calls his book a 'meditation on rock' - it is in fact a wonderfully evocative exploration of the myths, cultural monuments and physical habitations which people have built on the rock of ages, close to the margin of survival.


The Alpine Journal by N.A

The Alpine Journal
  • Title : The Alpine Journal
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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London Stories by Hilda Kean

London Stories
  • Title : London Stories
  • Author : Hilda Kean
  • Publisher : Rivers Oram Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 229
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  • Language : English
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The melodramatic and romantic clichés that pervade popular conceptions of working-class Londoners in the 19th and 20th century are debunked in this innovative exposé of proletariat London. The individual stories of muted historical figures, including an illiterate silk weaver, a grandmother in an asylum, a deserted family, an abused daughter, and a dead child, are brought to light through interpretations of the scraps they left behind—gravestone inscriptions, photographs and certificates, the grimy contents of hidden cubbyholes, and even childhood recollections that have been passed down through the generations. The unusual contents of these stories intertwine to evoke a haunting and original picture of working-class London that adds a much-needed, though bleak facet to the city's social history.


Chapman by N.A

Chapman
  • Title : Chapman
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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