Scotland in the Twentieth Century

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Edinburgh University Press, 1996 - History - 312 pages
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This ambitious project surveys the massive changes the 20th century has brought to Scotland. The nation's leading commentators give an overview of the most important trends, providing new insights and fresh perspectives. Comparative reference to other societies in the UK and Europe highlight the unique elements of Scotland's distinctive development. Home Rule issues, the discovery of oil, deindustrialisation, public housing, education, landownership, the role of women, social class, and many more areas of Scottish life are assessed and explored in this rich, rewarding and comprehensive study.

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Tom M. Devine is Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh Richard J Finlay is Director, Research Centre in Scottish History at the University of Strathclyde

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