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Damn Rebel Bitches

Author : M Craig
ISBN : 9781780572963
Genre : History
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Damn' Rebel Bitches takes a totally fresh approach to the history of the Jacobite Rising by telling fascinating stories of the many women caught up in the turbulent events of 1745-46. Many historians have ignored female participation in the '45: this book aims to redress the balance. Drawn from many original documents and letters, the stories that emerge of the women - and their men - are often touching, occasionally light-hearted and always engrossing.
Category: History

Warriors And Witches And Damn Rebel Bitches

Author : Mairi Kidd
ISBN : 1785302361
Genre : Scotland
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This book begins with a challenge. Take a five-year-old girl growing up in Scotland in 2019. Where might you find Scottish women to inspire her? The further back in history you go, the more of a struggle it becomes. Warriors and Witches and Damn Rebel Bitches aims to right this wrong. Here are women selected for their wit, wisdom and wickedness, plus the inspiration a modern woman - whether young, old or in between - might take from their experience.
Category: Scotland

Women In Eighteenth Century Scotland

Author : Deborah Simonton
ISBN : 9781134774920
Genre : History
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The eighteenth century looms large in the Scottish imagination. It is a century that saw the doubling of the population, rapid urbanisation, industrial growth, the political Union of 1707, the Jacobite Rebellions and the Enlightenment - events that were intrinsic to the creation of the modern nation and to putting Scotland on the international map. The impact of the era on modern Scotland can be seen in the numerous buildings named after the luminaries of the period - Adam Smith, David Hume, William Robertson - the endorsement of Robert Burns as the national poet/hero, the preservation of the Culloden battlefield as a tourist attraction, and the physical geographies of its major towns. Yet, while it is a century that remains central to modern constructions of national identity, it is a period associated with men. Until recently, the history of women in eighteenth-century Scotland, with perhaps the honourable exception of Flora McDonald, remained unwritten. Over the last decade however, research on women and gender in Scotland has flourished and we have an increasingly full picture of women's lives at all social levels across the century. As a result, this is an appropriate moment to reflect on what we know about Scottish women during the eighteenth century, to ask how their history affects the traditional narratives of the period, and to reflect on the implications for a national history of Scotland and Scottish identity. Divided into three sections, covering women's intimate, intellectual and public lives, this interdisciplinary volume offers articles on women's work, criminal activity, clothing, family, education, writing, travel and more. Applying tools from history, art anthropology, cultural studies, and English literature, it draws on a wide-range of sources, from the written to the visual, to highlight the diversity of women's experiences and to challenge current male-centric historiographies.
Category: History

Bare Arsed Banditti

Author : Maggie Craig
ISBN : 9781845969707
Genre : History
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They were modern men: doctors and lawyers, students and teachers, shoemakers and shopkeepers, farmers, gardeners and weavers. Children of the Age of Reason, they wrote poetry, discussed the latest ideas in philosophy and science - and rose in armed rebellion against the might of the British crown and government. Sons of a restless nation that had unwillingly surrendered its independence a mere generation before, some were bound by age-old ties of Highland kinship and loyalty. Others rallied to the cries of 'Prosperity to Scotland' and 'No Union!' Many faced agonising personal dilemmas before committing themselves to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Cause. Few had any illusions about the consequences of failure. Many met their date with destiny on Culloden Moor, players in a global conflict that shaped the world we live in today. Combining meticulous research with entertaining and stylish delivery, Maggie Craig tells the dramatic and moving stories of the men who were willing to risk everything for their vision of a better future for themselves, their families and Scotland.
Category: History

When The Clyde Ran Red

Author : Maggie Craig
ISBN : 9780857909961
Genre : History
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When the Clyde Ran Red paints a vivid picture of the heady days when revolution was in the air on Clydeside. Through the bitter strike at the huge Singer Sewing machine plant in Clydebank in 1911, Bloody Friday in Glasgow’s George Square in 1919, the General Strike of 1926 and on through the Spanish Civil War to the Clydebank Blitz of 1941, the people fought for the right to work, the dignity of labour and a fairer society for everyone They did so in a Glasgow where overcrowded tenements stood no distance from elegant tea rooms, art galleries, glittering picture palaces and dance halls. Red Clydeside was also home to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glasgow Style and magnificent exhibitions showcasing the wonders of the age. Political idealism and artistic creativity were matched by industrial endeavor: the Clyde built many of the greatest ships that ever sailed, and Glasgow locomotives pulled trains on every continent on earth. In this book Maggie Craig puts the politics into the social context of the times and tells the story with verve, warmth and humour.
Category: History

Jacobitism Enlightenment And Empire 1680 1820

Author : Douglas J Hamilton
ISBN : 9781317318187
Genre : History
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The essays in this collection examine religion, politics and commerce in Scotland during a time of crisis and turmoil. Contributors look at the effect of the Union on Scottish trade and commerce, the Scottish role in tobacco and sugar plantations, Robert Burns’s early poetry on his planned emigration to Jamaica and Scottish anti-abolitionists.
Category: History

Scotland And The British Army 1700 1750

Author : Victoria Henshaw
ISBN : 9781472505224
Genre : History
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The wholesale assimilation of Scots into the British Army is largely associated with the recruitment of Highlanders during and after the Seven Years War. This important new study demonstrates that the assimilation of Lowland and Highland Scots into the British Army was a salient feature of its history in the first half of the 18th century and was already well advanced by the outbreak of the Seven Years War. Scotland and the British Army, 1700-1750 analyses the wider policing functions of the British Army, the role of Scotland's militia and the development of Scotland's military roads and institutions to provide a fuller understanding of the purpose and complexity of Scotland's military organisation and presence in Scotland in the turbulent decades between the Glorious Revolution and the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie, which has been too often simplified as an army of occupation for the suppression of Jacobitism. Instead, Victoria Henshaw reveals the complexities and difficulties experienced by Scottish soldiers of all ranks in the British Army as nationality, loyalty and prejudice clouded Scottish desires to use military service to defend the Glorious Revolution and the Union of 1707.
Category: History

One Week In April

Author : Maggie Craig
ISBN : 9781788852630
Genre : History
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In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air. It was the culmination of several years of unrest, which had seen huge mass meetings in Glasgow and Paisley. In Manchester in 1819, in what became known as Peterloo, drunken yeomanry with their sabres drawn infamously rode into a peaceful crowd calling for reform, killing fifteen people and wounding hundreds more. In 1820, some Scottish Radicals marched under a flag emblazoned with the words ‘Scotland Free, or Scotland a Desart’[sic]. Others armed themselves and set off for the Carron Ironworks, seeking cannons. Intercepted by Government soldiers, a bloody skirmish took place at Bonnymuir near Falkirk. A curfew was imposed on Glasgow and Paisley. Aiming to free Radical prisoners, a crowd in Greenock was attacked by the Port Glasgow militia. Among the dead and wounded were a 65-year-old woman and a young boy. In the recriminations that followed, three men were hanged and nineteen were transported to Australia from Scotland. In this book Maggie Craig sets the rising into the wider social and political context of the time and paints an intense portrait of the people who were caught up in these momentous events.
Category: History

The River Flows On

Author : Maggie Craig
ISBN : 0747258643
Genre : Clydebank (Scotland)
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Kate Cameron's mother never loved her and treats her like a skivvy and childminder. Kate's only friend is Robbie, whom she loves like a brother. Finding a job as a tracer allows Kate to enrol in evening art classes. But when she becomes pregnant by another man marrying Robbie is the only answer.
Category: Clydebank (Scotland)

The Stationmaster S Daughter

Author : Maggie Craig
ISBN : 0747263914
Genre : Domestic fiction
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Living away from the poverty that surrounds her in the stationmaster's cottage at Partick, Carrie Burgess leads a charmed life. Her only real problem is her mother, who thinks her daughter could do better than Ewen Livingstone, the railway labourer Carrie's grown close to; Matt Campbell, a clerk, seems a much better prospect. When Carrie's father dies suddenly, the women are forced to move out of their cottage, and money is tight. Carrie ignores her true feelings and, turning down Ewen, she marries Matt. But his devoted front conceals a man of violence. When the Second World War starts, everything changes, but Carrie remains sure of one thing: that her heart will always belong to Ewen...
Category: Domestic fiction

When The Lights Come On Again

Author : Maggie Craig
ISBN : 0747258651
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Liz MacMillan has wanted to be a nurse since her baby brother died of diptheria, but her domineering father won't allow it. On the outbreak of war, nursing becomes a patriotic duty and Liz gets her chance, together with her new friend Helen Gallagher, whose large, Irish-Catholic family provides a striking contrast to the constraint of the MacMillan household.
Category: World War, 1939-1945

One Sweet Moment

Author : Maggie Craig
ISBN : 0749079398
Genre : Fiction
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Life has not been kind to young orphans Kate and Andrew Dunbar. Worked all day for no pay by her strict aunt and preyed on at night by her merciless uncle in Regency Edinburgh?s South Bridge, Kate has little time to daydream about the future. If only they could get away from their relatives, but how is she going to manage that? Then one day Richard Hope walks into her life. An upper-class student studying medicine at Edinburgh University, Richard knows that he and Kate are at opposite ends of the social divide, but as soon as he laid his eyes upon her, he knew Kate was the girl for him. But Kate?s scheming uncle is determined to twist the situation to his own advantage, willing to exploit his niece?s feelings in order to blackmail her wealthy suitor. Can their fragile relationship survive the pressures of family and society?s disapproval or will they be forced apart?
Category: Fiction

The Dancing Days

Author : Maggie Craig
ISBN : 0747268576
Genre : Dance
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When Jean Dunlop's love of dance brings her a job in Glasgow's newest dancing club, it seems all her dreams have come true. But a sinister world lurks behind the glamour which soon entraps Jean, forcing her to make some tough choices. dead and buried... Can she find the strength to confront it and protect her hard-won happiness?
Category: Dance

A Star To Steer By

Author : Maggie Craig
ISBN : 0747265267
Genre : Domestics
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Scottish saga.
Category: Domestics

Comfort Me With Apples

Author : Dean Harding McGarity
ISBN : 9780738838748
Genre : Fiction
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Comfort Me With Apples, the adventures of the Hammond family in the rural south during the great depression of the nineteen thirties, through the eyes of a young girl with the name of Dundee. Each chapter deals with a particular problem facing the family, for instance, the child finds unconditional love for an imperfect father, the family rescues their cousin from a mental hospital, a sister is bitten by a rattlesnake and is saved by Bob, a tramp who came by the Hammond home place for a meal and stayed through two summers, and a woman with the sad name of ‘Rainy Day” who walked from Arkansas to meet her fate in Wisteria, Mississippi. There are also other characters whose lives touch the family and compose a pattern of love in its many guises and bigotry, and struggle and joy, related with comedic irony and sympathy for the human experience.
Category: Fiction