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Ireland, Radicalism, and the Scottish Highlands, c.1870-1912

Andrew Newby


This book focuses on the leading figures in radical politics in Ireland and the Scottish highlands and explores the links between them. It deals with topics that have been at the centre of recent discussions on the Highland land question, the politics of the Irish community in Scotland, and the development of the labour movement in Scotland. The book argues that the Irish activists in the Scottish Highlands and in urban Scotland should be seen as adherents to notions of social and economic reform, such as land nationalisation, and not as Irish nationalists or Home Rulers. This leads the book t ... More

Keywords: Scottish Highlands, radicalism, labour movement, John Ferguson, Michael Davitt, Edward McHugh, Crofter MPs, Angus Sutherland, Highland MPs, Irish activists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748623754
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Newby, author