The Scottish Nation: A History, 1700-2000

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Viking, 1999 - History - 695 pages
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"The Scottish Nation" is the most comprehensive history of modern Scotland ever published the first examination of this period (from 1700 to the present) to appear in our generation. Drawing on a huge range of research, "The Scottish Nation" takes both the "traditional" topics of Scottish history and new themes and makes them fascinating and accessible to a wide new audience. Devine's sweeping treatment deals with such key topics as the Union. the Enlightenment, Industrialization, the Clearances, Religion and the Road to Devolution, and also explores the global Diaspora of the Scots, the impact of migrants, changing Scottish identity and the nation during the World Wars. Throughout the story of Scotland is set against the background of British, European and world history. Viking's Scottish Nation will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the recent development of this historic nation just as the first Scottish Parliament since 1707 prepares to meet in the summer of 2000.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A comprehensive, lucidly written history of Scotland, a nation that despite its small size has had a disproportionate impact on the world's intellectual and industrial development. Scotsman Devine ... Read full review

The Scottish nation: a history, 1700-2000

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In this insightful work, Dunn (history of ideas, Williams Coll.) quickly puts to rest the mistaken notion that all political revolutions are the same. She notes that while the American and French ... Read full review


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