The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women

With fascinating lives on every page, the Dictionary offers concise entries that illustrate the lives of Scottish women from the distant past to the early twenty-first century, as well as the worldwide Scottish diaspora. *APPROVED* The life ...

Author: Elizabeth Ewan


ISBN: 1474436285


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The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Womenis a fully revised and extended edition of a highly regarded reference work that illuminates the lives of Scottish women in history. It includes more than 180 additional entries on women who died before 2018, forty new photographs, and an extended thematic index. With fascinating lives on every page, the concise entries illustrate the lives of Scottish women from the distant past to our own times, as well as the worldwide Scottish diaspora. Written by experts, the book provides a striking narrative of how women's actions and influence have always helped to shape Scotland's identity.
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Biographical Dictionary of ScottishWomen

This single-volume dictionary presents the lives ofindividual Scottish women from earliest times to the present.

Author: Elizabeth L. Ewan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748626601

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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This single-volume dictionary presents the lives ofindividual Scottish women from earliest times to the present. Drawing on newscholarship and a wide network of professional and amateur historians, itthrows light on the experience of women from every class and category inScotland and among the worldwide Scottish diaspora.The BiographicalDictionary of Scottish Women is written for the general reading public andfor students of Scottish history and society. It is scholarly in itsapproach to evidence and engaging in the manner of its presentation. Eachentry makes sense of its subject in narrative terms, telling a story ratherthan simply offering information. The book is as enjoyable to read as it iseasy and valuable to consult. It is a unique and important contribution tothe history of women and Scotland.The publisher acknowledges support fromthe Scottish Arts Council and the Scottish Executive Equalities Unit towardsthe publication of this title.
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True Biographies of Nations

7 WOMEN AND THE BIOGRAPHIES OF NATIONS: THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF SCOTTISH WOMEN ELIZABETH EWAN While national ... (2001) when Scotland had just recently reconvened its own parliament after a hiatus of nearly 300 years, gaining new ...

Author: Karen Fox

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781760462758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

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Dictionaries of national biography are a long-established and significant genre of biographical and historical writing, existing in many forms across the globe. This book brings together practitioners from around the English‑speaking world to reflect on national biographical dictionary projects’ recent cultural journeys, and the challenges presented to them by such developments as the transition to a digital environment, a new alertness to the need to represent diversity, and the rise of transnationalism. Exploring their paths forward, the chapters of this book collectively make a powerful argument for the continued value and importance of large‑scale collaborative biographical dictionary research.
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A Companion to the Reformation in Scotland c 1525 1638

In Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland, edited by Elizabeth Ewan and Janay Nugent, 73‒83. Aldershot, Hants and Burlington, 2008. The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (= nbdsw). Nugent, Janay.

Author: Ian Hazlett

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004335950

Category: Religion

Page: 796

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A Companion to the Reformation in Scotland deals with the making, shaping, and development of the Scottish Reformation. 28 authors offer new analyses of various features of a religious revolution and select personalities in evolving theological, cultural, and political contexts.
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Scandal and Survival in Nineteenth Century Scotland

My entry on Jane Cumming appeared in The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (2018), and Susan Skedd and I collaborated on the entry on Jane Pirie that appears in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Author: Frances B. Singh


ISBN: 9781580469555

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

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"Her Scottish father put her in an institution in Calcutta when she was small. Guilt made her Highland gentry grandfather send for her, but he considered her an encumbrance and boarded her in Elgin. When she was an adolescent, her grandmother enrolled her in an Edinburgh boarding school where she developed a crush on one teacher and received harsh rebukes from the other. Brushed off by the former and chastised by the latter, she retaliated by alleging that they were sexually intimate. The teachers sued for libel; in the case that ensued, she was seen through sexist and racist lenses, constructed as an Other. While the case was still going on, she was married to a Presbyterian minister. If the idea was that he would tame her and make her conformable as other household Janes, the plan failed. He turned out to be a womanizer and Jane took revenge on him by reporting his unchaste behavior to his fellow ministers. Later she made a laughingstock of him by joining another church. Posthumously, she became a mean show-stopping character in a play by Lillian Hellman. Such was the life of Jane Cumming, the biracial woman whose recovered story is the subject of this biography. Spanning three continents and more than two centuries and based on archival research, this offers a sympathetic portrait of the protagonist, seeing her as a resilient figure who, when threatened by figures of authority, took arms against her sea of troubles so as to oppose and end them"--
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The National Covenant in Scotland 1638 1689

According to modern historian David Mullan, her speeches were 'ravings', though he wrote more kindly about her in his entry for The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, mentioning that Rollock 'was spellbound by her' and that ...

Author: Chris R. Langley

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783275304

Category: History

Page: 264

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What did it mean to be a Covenanter?
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Cassell s New Biographical Dictionary

Containing Memoirs of the Most Eminent Men and Women of All Ages and Countries ... the Morning Herald , Government Board , but resigned owing to and wrote a General Biographical Dictionary . his disapproval of the Home Rule Bill .



ISBN: NYPL:33433082533070

Category: Biography

Page: 741

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Association and Enlightenment

Most recently, she is one of the editors of The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (2018). MARK C. WALLACE is a former associate professor of history at Lyon College, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Author: Mark C. Wallace

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684482689

Category: History

Page: 304

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Social clubs as they existed in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Scotland were varied: they could be convivial, sporting, or scholarly, or they could be a significant and dynamic social force, committed to improvement and national regeneration as well as to sociability. The essays in this volume—the first full-length study of the subject in fifty years—examine the complex history of clubs and societies in Scotland from 1700 to 1830. Contributors address attitudes toward associations, their meeting-places and rituals, their links with the growth of the professions and with literary culture, and the ways in which they were structured by both class and gender. By widening the context in which clubs and societies are set, this volume offers a new framework for understanding them, bringing together the inheritance of the Scottish past, the unique and cohesive polite culture of the Scottish Enlightenment, and the broader context of associational patterns common to Britain, Ireland, and beyond.
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Elite Women and Polite Society in Eighteenth century Scotland

... lynn abrams noted that 'the “right of women to exist historically” in the Scottish narrative ... is still a battle to be fought'.44 new offensives continue to be launched, most notably the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, ...

Author: Katharine Glover

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843836810

Category: History

Page: 217

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One Week in April

Ewan, Elizabeth, Rose Pipes, Jane Rendall and Siân Reynolds (eds), The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018. Fletcher, Eliza, Autobiography of Mrs Fletcher, Edinburgh: Edmonston and ...

Author: Maggie Craig

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9781788852630

Category: History

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In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air. It was the culmination of several years of unrest, which had seen huge mass meetings in Glasgow and Paisley. In Manchester in 1819, in what became known as Peterloo, drunken yeomanry with their sabres drawn infamously rode into a peaceful crowd calling for reform, killing fifteen people and wounding hundreds more. In 1820, some Scottish Radicals marched under a flag emblazoned with the words ‘Scotland Free, or Scotland a Desart’[sic]. Others armed themselves and set off for the Carron Ironworks, seeking cannons. Intercepted by Government soldiers, a bloody skirmish took place at Bonnymuir near Falkirk. A curfew was imposed on Glasgow and Paisley. Aiming to free Radical prisoners, a crowd in Greenock was attacked by the Port Glasgow militia. Among the dead and wounded were a 65-year-old woman and a young boy. In the recriminations that followed, three men were hanged and nineteen were transported to Australia from Scotland. In this book Maggie Craig sets the rising into the wider social and political context of the time and paints an intense portrait of the people who were caught up in these momentous events.
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