Population Growth. The Development of Towns and Villages in Galloway, 1755-1841

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Book Summary: Dumfries and Galloway is one of the least-known regions of Scotland. Despite memories and traditions to match those of Gaelic-speaking Scotland, it has been seriously understudied. This innovative, ground-breaking study looks mainly at the everyday lives and culture of people in this region during a period of profound agricultural, industrial and demographic change.

In doing so, it uncovers new information about a wide range of topics in local history, including food, festivals and folklore, music, mining, the development of towns and villages, population, smuggling, the experience of migration, and the question of identity. All of the contributors to the book are specialists in their fields and have an in-depth knowledge of the region through life and work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDumfries and Galloway
Subtitle of host publicationPeople and Place, c.1700 - 1914
EditorsEdward Cowan, Kenneth Veitch
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherBirlinn Ltd
Number of pages40
ISBN (Print)9781910900123
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2019


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