Scotland & The Impact of The Great War 1914-1928
By John A. Kerr
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
140 pages, Illustrated
$38.50 Paper Original
The New Higher History series offers a full-colour, topic-based approach to the revised Higher History syllabus. Covering all of the main issues within each topic area, this series includes investigative techniques, use of evidence and a variety of activities to enable students to develop the necessary skills to tackle both essay-based and source-based questions successfully.
This book begins with an overview of Scottish politics and the economy in 1914, examines the role of Scottish soldiers on the Western front, and goes on to consider the Home Front, including the issues of conscription and the changing role of women in wartime. Further sections cover the effects of war on industry, agriculture and fishing, price rises and rationing. The nature of political change during the war covers Radicalism, the ILP and Red Clydeside, and Unionism and the crisis of Scottish identity. The book goes on to look at Scotland after the war, and considers economic change, emigration and the land issue in the Highlands and Islands. It concludes with sections on Scottish society after the Great War, commemoration and remembrance, and the significance of the Great War in the development of Scottish identity.
- A new series to meet all the requirements of the revised syllabus
- Attractively produced in full colour throughout
- Written by experienced teachers and examiners of Higher History
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 – Scotland in 1914
Scotland on the eve of the Great War – introduction
Scottish politics in 1914
The Scottish economy in 1914
Martial traditions – the Scottish soldier in 1914
Chapter 2 – Scots on the Western Front
Joinin’ up – recruitment in 1914
‘Ower the bags’ – the experience of Scots on the Western Front
Haig – hero or villain?
Chapter 3 – The Home Front – Scotland during the war
Conscription and Conchies
The changing role of women in wartime
Chapter 4 – Scotland at work and at war
Wartime effects of war on industry, agriculture and fishing
Price rises and rationing
Chapter 5 – Political change during the war
Radicalism, the ILP and Red Clydeside
Unionism and the crisis of Scottish identity
Chapter 6 – Scotland after the war
Economic change and difficulties after the war
Emigration after the war.
The land issue in the Highlands and Islands.
Chapter 7 – Conclusions
Scottish society after the Great War
Commemoration and Remembrance
The significance of the Great War in the development of Scottish identity
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