They'd be larger lifeless, they acknowledged, than set adrift upon the realm. yet set adrift they have been – hundreds of thousands of them, their groups destroyed, their houses demolished and burned. Such have been the Sutherland Clearances, a rare episode, concerning the planned depopulation of a lot of a Scottish county. What used to be performed during that episode used to be deliberate and conducted by way of a small staff of guys and one girl. so much of these concerned wrote greatly approximately their activities, intentions and emotions, and lots more and plenty of it's been preserved. There aren't any similar collections of fabric from these whose groups ceased to exist. Their emotions and fears are more durable to entry, yet they're on no account irrecoverable. during this ebook James Hunter tells the tale of the Sutherland Clearances. His researches took him to documents in Scotland, England and Canada, to the now abandoned straths of Sutherland, to the frozen shorelines of Hudson Bay. the result's a gripping, relocating, definitive account of a people’s fight for survival within the face of tragedy and catastrophe such as studies that have no longer featured in any past such account.
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