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Highland clearances

Overview page. Subjects: History.

The deliberate removal of Scottish “crofter” peasants by landlords during the 19th century. In the later 18th century, Scottish society in the Highlands suffered severely with the collapse...

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Debating the Highland Clearances

Eric Richards.

July 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 256 pages.

Storm clouds regularly gather over the story of the Highland Clearances and show no sign of dispersing. After more than a century the historical dispute about the eviction of the...

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Highland clearances

Overview page. Subjects: History.

The deliberate removal of Scottish “crofter” peasants by landlords during the 19th century. In the later 18th century, Scottish society in the Highlands suffered severely with the collapse...

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Highland clearances

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 114 words.

were evictions which eliminated the bulk of the Gaelic‐speaking population from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Between 1763 and

Highland clearances

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 114 words.

were evictions which eliminated the bulk of the Gaelic‐speaking population from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Between 1763 and ...

Highland Clearances

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 154 words.

The deliberate removal of Scottish “crofter” peasants by landlords during the 19th century. In the later 18th century, Scottish society

Highland Clearances

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 155 words.

The deliberate removal of Scottish “crofter” peasants by landlords during the 19th century. In the later 18th century, Scottish society in the Highlands suffered severely with the collapse...

Highland Clearances

Andrew G. Newby.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1188 words.

One of the first acts of the Scottish Parliament, reconvening after a three-century hiatus in 1999, was to express

Highland clearances

Bruce Philip Lenman.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 225 words.

were evictions which eliminated the bulk of the Gaelic-speaking population from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Between 1763 and

Highland clearances

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 226 words.

were evictions which eliminated the bulk of the Gaelic-speaking population from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Between 1763 and

Clearances, Highland

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 364 words.

After the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion at Culloden in 1746, the Highland chiefs lost many of their former powers. Many of them left the Highlands and Islands to live in...

Clearances, Highland

David Hey.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 131 words.

After the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion at Culloden in 1746, the Highland chiefs lost many of their

Sellar, Patrick (1780–1851), sheep farmer and agent of highland clearances

Eric Richards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History. 1027 words.

Sellar, Patrick (1780–1851), sheep farmer and agent of highland clearances, was born on 5 December 1780 in Elgin, Moray, the only son of Thomas Sellar (1754–1817), solicitor, and his wife,...

push factor

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 96 words.

In *migration, any adverse factor which causes out-migration. Examples include: famine, changes in land tenure (the Highland Clearances,

Clearances of the Highlands and Islands

Ewen Cameron.

in The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 1593 words.

The Highland Clearances are one of the most evocative and symbolic but least understood episodes of Scottish history. The evocation

Clearances of the Highlands and Islands

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

The Highland Clearances are one of the most evocative and symbolic but least understood episodes of Scottish history. The evocation and symbolism have perhaps contributed to the lack of...

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push factor

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 95 words.

In *migration, any adverse factor which causes out-migration. Examples include: famine, changes in land tenure (the Highland Clearances, 1790–1850, A. MacKenzie 1999), political persecution...

White People, Indians, and Highlanders

Colin G Calloway.

July 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 384 pages.

This book traces the historical experiences of Highland Scots and American Indians in dealing with colonial powers and with each other. It considers cultural similarities and identifies...

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Society

Rab Houston.

in Scotland

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; Political Geography. 7833 words.

‘Society’ provides a survey of Scotland's population (its DNA origins, size, ethnic make-up), living standards, people, Highland and Lowland society, and the place of the Highlands in...

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clearances

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Archaeology.

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A term generally used to refer to episodes of depopulation caused by a landlord or other authority turning communities off the land by incentive, coercion, or force. In...

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Sellar, William Young (1825–1890), classical scholar

Andrew Lang.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Classical Studies. 558 words.

Sellar, William Young (1825–1890), classical scholar, was born at Morvich, Sutherland, on 22 February 1825, the third son of the seven boys and two girls of Patrick Sellar (1780–1851), who...