The Great Highland Famine

Hunger, Emigration and the Scottish Highlands in the Nineteenth Century

by Tom M. Devine

The Great Highland Famine

SKU: 9781910900505 Categories: ,


The Great Hunger in nineteenth-century Ireland was a major human tragedy of modern times. Almost a million perished and a further two million emigrated in the wake of potato blight and economic collapse. Acute famine also gripped the Scottish Highlands at the same time, causing misery, hardship and distress. The story of that lesser known human disaster is told in this prize-winning and internationally acclaimed book.

The author describes the classic themes of highland and Scottish history, including the clearances, landlordism, crofting life, emigration and migration in a subtle and intricate reconstruction based on a wide range of sources. This book should appeal to all those with an interest in Scottish history, the emigration of Scottish people and the Highland Clearances.

ISBN: 9781910900505

Publication date: 05/08/2021

Format: Paperback

Extent: 368

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , History

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