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Impaled Upon a Thistle : Scotland Since 1880 - Ewen A. Cameron

Impaled Upon a Thistle

Scotland Since 1880

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Published: 31st March 2010
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Ewen Cameron explores the political debate between unionism, liberalism, socialism, and nationalism, and the changing political relationship between Scotland and the United Kingdom. He sets Scottish experience against that of the Irish, Welsh, and the Europeans, and considers British dimensions of historical change, such as involvement in two world wars and imperial growth and decline, from a Scottish perspective. He relates political events to economic, cultural, and social trends within the nation's borders, lowlands, highlands, and islands, and follows the evolution and growth of national self-confidence and identity, which fundamentally affected Scotland's destiny in the last century. Cameron concludes with a consideration of how such forces may transform Scotland in the twenty-first.

This is a dense political study, but the best of its kind, with enough social history to explicate the changes underway. The research is superb, and the full, up-to-date bibliography alone makes this book worth the price. Essential. -- J. J. Butt, Madison University Choice Cameron is a skilled story-teller, able to weave simultaneous strands of history together! An absorbing and insightful history of modern Scottish politics. -- Patricia Bowley, University of Guelph International Review of Scottish Studies This is a dense political study, but the best of its kind, with enough social history to explicate the changes underway. The research is superb, and the full, up-to-date bibliography alone makes this book worth the price. Essential. Cameron is a skilled story-teller, able to weave simultaneous strands of history together! An absorbing and insightful history of modern Scottish politics.

Tables and Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
General Editor's Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Progress and Poverty: Scottish Society, 1880 to 1914p. 9
Enterprise and Initiative: The Scottish Economy, 1880 to 1939p. 35
'An Exuberant Verbosity': Scottish Politics in the 1880sp. 54
'Volcanic Upheavals': Scottish Politics before the Great Warp. 79
'Ower the Hill': Scotland and the Great Warp. 102
Poverty without Progress? Scottish Society in the Inter-war Periodp. 125
'Miracles and Politics Don't Mix': Political Change in the Inter-war Periodp. 150
Total War, 1939 to 1945p. 175
The Social Revolution: Scottish Society since 1945p. 201
The End of Industrial Scotland: The Economy since 1945p. 236
Unionist Scotland: Politics, 1945 to 1970p. 263
The 1970s: A Decade of Scottish Politicsp. 289
Mothering Devolution: Scottish Politics, 1979 to 1997p. 320
New Labour, New Parliament, New Scotland?p. 349
Bibliographyp. 372
Indexp. 421
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ISBN: 9780748613144
ISBN-10: 0748613145
Series: New Edinburgh History of Scotland
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 31st March 2010
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.84