By Andrew Newby
This ebook makes a speciality of the best figures in radical politics in eire and Scottish highlands and explores the hyperlinks among them. It offers with themes which were on the centre of contemporary discussions at the Highland land query, the politics of the Irish group in Scotland, and the advance of the labour move in Scotland. the writer argues that the Irish activists within the Scottish Highlands and in city Scotland will be noticeable as adherents to notions of social and financial reform, reminiscent of land nationalisation, and never as Irish nationalists or domestic Rulers. This leads him to make radical reassessments of the contributions of people resembling John Ferguson, Michael Davitt and Edward McHugh. Andrew Newby seems to be heavily on the political actions and objectives of the Crofter MPs exhibiting them to be a largely influential yet assorted workforce: he unearths, for instance, the broad hyperlinks among Angus Sutherland, the main radical of the Highland MPs, and John Ferguson's groupings of Irish political activists of city Scotland. it is a balanced and bright account of a turbulent interval of recent Scottish historical past and makes an incredible contribution to the historiography of the Highland land agitation of the 1870s onwards. (Vol four, No three)
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Qxd 40 31/1/07 11:45 AM Page 40 Gary Gary's G4:Users:Gary:Public:Gary's Jobs Ireland, Radicalism and the Scottish Highlands the best mode to ending agricultural distress . . there is a class of politician who would have us believe that there is a great land question to settle before agriculture can again be in a prosperous condition. This is simply nonsense . . 69 It also added that ‘it is only the ignorant and unthinking who can be led astray by the specious and hollow sophistry of Mr. Parnell and his colleagues’.
1879; Davitt, Fall of Feudalism, 151. , 12 Sep. 1879. , 7 Nov. 1879. , 9 May, 28 Nov. 1879. qxd 31/1/07 11:45 AM Page 35 Gary Gary's G4:Users:Gary:Public:Gary's Jobs ‘Blessed are Those who Expect Little . 40 This vigorous activity began well in advance of the Irish Land War. 43 Sutherland recoiled at this idea. 44 Although the very foundation of the FCS had shown that some Highlanders were prepared to start a loose political movement, progress was not rapid enough for the more radical among them.
1879, Jan. 1881; MacPhail, Crofters’ War, 88; J. D. thesis (University of Stirling, 1987), 335–7. , 23 Feb. 1878; Oban Times, 19 Jan. 1878. , 21 Feb. 1879. Highlander, 9 Mar. 1878; Newby, ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’, 41. , May 1898. Oban Times, 6 Nov. 1881. Oban Times, 13 Nov. 1880. Newby, ‘Shoulder to shoulder’, 60. Highlander, 12 Jan. 1880. Highlander, 21 Nov. 1879. 46 Alongside Glasgow, Liverpool provided some of the most radical Highland writing of the late 1870s. 48 The radicalism of the LHS was due to the influence of four men: Councillor Ronald MacDougall, J.