This website is a good guide to the notable figures
and events in Scottish Industry during the period known as the
Industrial Revolution.You can find out about the working conditions
for people of all ages,plus there’s a feature on James Watt
of the steam engine and later Scottish inventors such as Alexander
Graham Bell and Sir Alexander Fleming.
HIGHLAND CLEARANCES http://www.macgowan.org/np/higclear.html
This website explains the forced evictions of
Scottish highland and island residents. You can find poems,
illustrations and history,plus there are articles demonstrating
the attitudes of present-day establishments and clan societies
on this controversial event in Scottish history.
ROBERT BURNS http://www.robertburns.org
This website is a one-stop shop for fans of Burns
and those new to his work. On here you’ll find a full A-Z listing
of all his poetry and writing, with an enclycopedia to help
you through all things Burns. There’s a useful guide that includes
all the recipes and toasts you’ll need for a great Burn’s supper,
plus you can find out if you’re a relative of the great man
himself by tracing his history using the extensive family tree.
NEW LANARK http://www.newlanark.org/visit/vchistory.htm
This website will provide you with a history
of the area known as New Lanark, once one of the largest cotton-manufacturing
centres in the country, with it’s cotton mills powered by local
water from the Clyde. This website complements the working museum
that is now housed in the original buildings and will provide
a good guide to anyone planning a visit to the area.
SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT http://cepa.newschool.edu/~het/schools/scottish.htm
This in-depth website provides a good guide to
the people and events of the Scottish Enlightenment period.
You can also find out more about the parallel events in France
and the influence that some economists believed Scotland had
on the French. There’s also features on Post-Enlightenment Scottish
Economists and thinkers
EUROPEAN ENLIGHTENMENT http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/ENLIGHT/
Washington State University runs this extensive
site on the European Enlightenment.Covering the historical background,
events and people relevant to the period. There are features
on the most prominent writers and thinkers of the time including
René Descartes, Blaine Pascal and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Each
feature contains good illustration, but in addition there is
a separate gallery with a more in-depth visual resources. For
anyone new to the subject there’s also helpful glossary of enlightenment
terms and concepts.
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