Dumfries and Galloway: People and Places c1700-1914

by Edward J Cowan

Dumfries and Galloway: People and Places c1700-1914

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Dumfries and Galloway is one of the least-known regions of Scotland. Despite memories and traditions to match those of Gaelic-speaking Scotland, it has been seriously understudied. This innovative, ground-breaking study looks mainly at the everyday lives and culture of people in this region during a period of profound agricultural, industrial and demographic change.

In doing so, it uncovers new information about a wide range of topics in local history, including food, festivals and folklore, music, mining, the development of towns and villages, population, smuggling, the experience of migration, and the question of identity. All of the contributors to the book are specialists in their fields and have an in-depth knowledge of the region through life and work.

Edward J. Cowan is Emeritus Professor, formerly Professor of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow and Director of the university’s Dumfries Campus. A regular speaker, broadcaster and writer, his publications include The Wallace Book, For Freedom Alone: The Declaration of Arbroath 1320, and Folk in Print: Scotland’s Chapbook Heritage.

Kenneth Veitch is a Research fellow at the European Ethnological Research Centre, School of Literatures, Language and Culture, University of Edinburgh.


ISBN: 9781910900123

Publication date: 09/09/2019

Format: Hardback

Extent: 512

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Dumfries and Galloway