Saturday, October 15, 2011
5 Books on the Highland Clearances from James Hunter
James Hunter, author of Dance Called America and Director of the Centre for History at the University of the Highlands, participated in The Browser's FiveBook Interview. His top five books on the Highland Clearances are:
Highland Clearances by Eric Richards
Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances by Eric Richards
Adventurers and Exiles by Marjory Harper
No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
From Ridge to Wood by Sorley MacLean
I've read Highland Clearances and Adventurers and Exiles and both were very good. In fact I used to own both of them until a student borrowed the latter and never returned it. (I don't lend books to students anymore as a result).
Go here to read the interview and discover why he selected each volume.