A skilfully told account of a dark chapter in Scottish history, focusing on the reasons behind the mass Highland clearances. During the aftermath of the loss at Culloden, the highland clan chiefs abandoned their own people, leaving a trail of famine and poverty. Cholera and starvation were rife, alongside forced evictions to make way for sheep farming. John Prebble provides an unflinching view of why so many people emigrated from Scotland across the globe.
  • Author: Prebble, John
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 28/01/1992
  • ISBN: 9780140028379
  • B-Code: B28374
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm