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The Little General and the Rousay Crofters ― Crisis and Conflict on an Orkney Estate
  • The Little General and the Rousay Crofters ― Crisis and Conflict on an Orkney Estate

  • ISBN13:9781912476213
  • 出版社:Origin
  • 作者:William P. l. Thompson
  • 裝訂/頁數:平裝/224頁
  • 規格:23.4cm*15.6cm (高/寬)
  • 出版日:2018/12/14
定  價:NT$988元
優惠價: 9889
可得紅利積點:26 點

無庫存,下單後進貨(採購期約45個工作天)

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Burroughs had the reputation of one of the most brutal of all Orkney landlords and, in a time of great economic change, the harshness of hisactions made that change particularly traumatic.When the Royal Commission whose findings were to lead to the Crofters Act arrived, Burroughs acted in character. He evicted any tenant whogave evidence to the Commission. As tension mounted a gunboat arrived off Rousay to keep the peace. As Burroughs’ tyranny mounted itbecame clear his intention was to drive every tenant off the estate and he was only prevented by the belated passing of the Crofters’ Act andeven a special Act of Parliament directed specifically against him.But both Burroughs and his tenants were rather unusual. Burroughs acted entirely out of principle, often proving unyielding where a moreflexible approach would have yielded profit. Out of a sense of honour he even withheld information regarding the minister, one of hismain enemies, which he could have used to destroy him. His tenants too were unusual, for the Orkney farmer was a far richer and moreindependent individual than the downtrodden crofters of the west coast. It is an extraordinary and dramatic story told brilliantly by the author,a story full of great characters and incident, a story set against the dark gales of economic change which were to sweep away both landlordsand the communities they claimed to control. At the end of the book Burroughs, once a national hero, now reviled, emerges as a much morecomplex and human figure than history has painted him.

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