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Scotland and the British Empire$
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John M. MacKenzie and T. M. Devine

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199573240

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.001.0001

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National Identity, Union, and Empire, c.1850–c.1970

National Identity, Union, and Empire, c.1850–c.1970

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Scotland and the British Empire

Richard Finlay

Oxford University Press

Richard Finlay examines the role the empire played in shaping Scottish national identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He argues that Unionism was reinvented in the 1880s and that this enabled the Scots to highlight a distinctive Scottish contribution to the development of the British Empire.

Keywords:   Scottish identity, Unionism, Scotland, Empire, Scottish politics

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