The Making of the Crofting Community

£14.99

by James Hunter

This book has been seminal in bringing to the fore the injustices that have been inflicted on the Highlands in the name of government and landlord – injustices often lost in the name of dry statistics and academic balance. Written by a man who has gone on to become both an award-winning historian of the Highlands and a leading figure in the public life of the region, The Making of the Crofting Community has attracted praise, inspired debate, and provoked outrage and controversy over the years. This book remains necessary to challenge standard academic interpretations of the Highland past. Having long been one of the classics of Birlinn’s John Donald list, this revised and updated new edition includes a substantial new preface and an extensive reworking of the existing text.

James Hunter is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of the Highlands and Islands and was its first Director of the Centre for History. The author of twelve books about the Highlands and Islands, he has also been active in the public life of the area. In the mid-1980s, he became the first director of the Scottish Crofters Union, and between 1998 and 2004 he was chairman of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the north of Scotland’s development agency.

Paperback: 326 pages

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd., 2010 (new edit. 2015)

Language: English

Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm

Out of stock

SKU: 9781841588537 Categories: ,