Rosalind Mitchison, 17 October 1985
Show More Water Power in Scotland: 1550-1870 by John Shaw.
John Donald, 606 pp., £25, April 1984, 0 85976 072 3Show More
The History of the British Coal Industry. Vol. II: 1700-1830, The Industrial Revolution by Michael Flinn and David Stoker.
Oxford, 491 pp., £35, March 1984, 0 19 828283 4Show More
Industry and Ethos: Scotland 1832-1914 by Sydney Checkland and Olive Checkland.
Arnold, 218 pp., £5.95, March 1984, 0 7131 6317 8Show More
The Jacobite Clans of the Great Glen: 1650-1784 by Bruce Lenman.
Methuen, 246 pp., £14.95, November 1984, 0 413 48690 7Show More
The Prince and the Pretender: A Study in the Writing of History by A.J. Youngson.
Croom Helm, 270 pp., £16.95, April 1985, 0 7099 2908 0Show More
Canna: The Story of a Hebridean Island by J.L. Campbell.
Oxford, 323 pp., £25, December 1984, 0 19 920137 4Show More
“... The first three of these books combine to remind us of the role of economic development in our history, and force home the fact that there can be no true separation of economic history from other histories. The dates bounding the Checklands’ volume in the New History of Scotland might seem to be ones of political significance primarily, but 1832 and 1914 mark very nearly the span of the domination of heavy industry in Scotland, the special concentration of population and skill on the Clyde, and the social developments that came from the labour requirements of coal, iron and, eventually, shipbuilding ...”