Published by Aberdeen University Press in 1991, 200 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (S5611WSOJ)
From the front fly leaf: This book shows that the history of rural of societies is more varied than has often been implied in much writing on the agricultural history of the lowlands of Scotland, which as been dominated by the experience of the eastern counties. It sets the evolution of dairying in the south-west of Scotland in the context of the wider economic development of the region.
The discussion concentrates on the vexed question of the relationship of the owners and occupiers of the land, especially in the later years of the 19th century, and draws attention to conditions which encouraged the beginnings of substancial owner-occupation after 1918.
This book is of particular interest to social and agricultural historians , and a rich source of information on a period hitherto neglected. Chapters include:
- On the industrial frontier
- The changing inhabitants
- Rival specialisations
- Domination by dairying
- Working the dairy
- Who owned the land?
- Attacking the landowners
- Defending the landowners
- The Galloway Estates
Condition of the book is generally good. The dust jacket has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some nibbling and wear to the edges and corners, but the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.