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Title A people's history of Scotland [electronic resource] / Chris Bambery.
Author Bambery, Chris.
Publication [Place of publication not identified] : Verso, 2014.
Description 1 online resource.
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Summary In September 2014, the people of Scotland will decide whether 'after 407 years of British rule' they want to be an independent country. Chris Bambery, a leading figure in the Scottish Independence campaign, seizes the opportunity to delve into the real and oft-forgotten history of Scotland. A People's History of Scotland is a corrective to the usual history of kings and queens, victorious battles and bloody defeats. Rather it tells the story that matters today'the story of freedom fighters, suffragettes, the workers of Red Clydesdale who fought for their rights, and the contemporary struggle for independence. It looks at the struggles for nationhood as well as for a socialist future, while also charting the lives of Scots who changed the world: from the real Macbeth, to the father of modern capitalism, Adam Smith, as well as campaigner Mary Brooksbank. This is a passionate cry for more than just independence but also for a nation that has socialist roots.
Contents Scotland emerges -- The wars of independence -- Reformation and the war of the three kingdoms -- Union, Jacobites and popular unrest -- Enlightenment and capitalism -- Rebel lives: Robert Burns -- Radicals and chartists -- The highland clearances and resistance -- Scotland in the nineteenth century -- Rebel lives: James Connolly -- The Clyde runs red -- Rebel lives: John Maclean -- The 1920s: economic decline and general strike -- Rebel lives: Helen Crawfurd -- The great depression: suffering and resistance -- Rebel lives: Hugh MacDiarmid -- World War II and after -- Rebel lives: Mary Brooksbank -- The 1970s: when workers won -- The Thatcher years -- Twenty-first-century Scotland -- Conclusion: our destiny is in our hands.
Note Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 23, 2014).
Subject HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
Great Britain.
History. (OCoLC)fst00958235
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN 9781781682852 (electronic bk.)
1781682852 (electronic bk.)

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