Journal of Scottish Historical Studies

The Journal of Scottish Historical Studies (formerly Scottish Economic and Social History) is published by Edinburgh University Press on behalf of the Economic and Social History Society of Scotland. It is a fully refereed outlet for the best research in social, economic and cultural history, in historical geography and anthropology, and in historical theory. It includes regular research and review articles, news and book reviews, and also has occasional interviews, symposia on key books, and appreciations of incidents, sources and ideas in the writing of Scotland’s history.

Published May & Nov

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Latest articles

Volume 34 (2)

‘Tax the attornies!’ Stamp Duty and the Scottish Legal Profession in the Eighteenth Century
John Finlay, vol. 34 (2): 141-166
Scottish Backgrounds and Indian Experiences in the Late Eighteenth Century
Joanna Frew, vol. 34 (2): 167-198
Birth Control Clinics in Scotland, 1926 – c.1939
Kirsten Elliott, vol. 34 (2): 199-217
Conflicting Masculinities? Men in Reserved Occupations in Clydeside 1939–45
Alison Chand, vol. 34 (2): 218-236
Siobhan Talbott, Conflict, Commerce and Franco-Scottish Relations, 1560–1713, Perspectives in Economic and Social History 28 (London and New York: Pickering and Chatto, 2014. Pp. 256. Hardback 978-1-8489-3407-8, £60.00).
Philipp Robinson Rössner, vol. 34 (2): 237-239
Jeffrey Stephen, Defending the Revolution: The Church of Scotland, 1689–1716 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. Pp. 348. Hardback ISBN 978-1-4094-0134-6, £75.00).
Alasdair Raffe, vol. 34 (2): 239-241
Éamonn Ó Ciardha and Micheál Ó Siochrú (eds), The Plantation of Ulster. Ideology and Practice (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012. Pp. xiii + 269. Hardback ISBN 978-0-7190-8608-3, £70.00).
John R. Young, vol. 34 (2): 241-245
Angela McCarthy, Personal Narratives of Irish and Scottish Migration, 1921–65. ‘For spirit and adventure’ (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012. Pp. xi + 257. Paperback 978–0-7190-7353-3, £15.99).
Graeme Morton, vol. 34 (2): 245-247
Stana Nenadic and Sally Tuckett, Colouring the Nation: The Turkey Red Printed Cotton Industry in Scotland c.1840–1940 (Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland, 2013. Pp. xi + 147; illus. Paperback ISBN 978-1-9052-6780-4, £17.99).
Suchitra Choudhury, vol. 34 (2): 247-249
Tanja Bueltmann, Andrew Hinson and Graeme Morton, The Scottish Diaspora (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013. Pp. vi + 298. Paperback ISBN 978-0-7486-4892-4, £24.99).
Alexander Murdoch, vol. 34 (2): 249-250
Andrews C. Holman and Robert B. Kristofferson (eds), More of a Man: Diaries of a Scottish Craftsman in Mid-Nineteenth-Century North America (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013. Pp. 492. Paperback ISBN 978-1-4426-1164-1, $35.00).
Elizabeth Ritchie, vol. 34 (2): 250-253
Matthew L. McDowell, A Cultural History of Association Football in Scotland, 1865–1902. Understanding Sports as a way of Understanding Society (Lewiston, Queenstown, Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2013. Pp. xi + 432. Paperback ISBN 978-0-7734-4525-3, $
Trevor Griffiths, vol. 34 (2): 253-254
Jenni Calder, Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013. Pp. viii + 246. Paperback ISBN 978-0-7486-4738-5, £19.99).
Amy Clarke, vol. 34 (2): 254-256
Brad Patterson, Tom Brooking, and Jim McAloon with Rebecca Lenihan and Tanja Bueltmann, Unpacking the Kists: The Scots in New Zealand, (Montreal and Kingston, London, Ithaca: McGill-Queen's University Press and Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press
Iain Watson, vol. 34 (2): 256-258
Graeme Morton and David A. Wilson (eds), Irish and Scottish Encounters with Indigenous Peoples: Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013. Pp. ix + 389. Paperback ISBN 978-0-7735-41
Angela McCarthy, vol. 34 (2): 259-260
Iain J. M. Robertson, Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914. The Later Highland Land Wars (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013. Pp. x + 256. Hardback ISBN 978-1-4724-1137-2, £65.00).
Annie Tindley, vol. 34 (2): 260-262
Anna Ritchie (ed.), Historic Bute: Land and People (Edinburgh: Scottish Society of Northern Studies, 2012. Pp. ix + 162; illus, maps. Paperback ISBN 978-0-9535-2264-4, £12.96).
Harriet Cornell, vol. 34 (2): 262-264
T.C. Smout and Mairi Stewart, The Firth of Forth, An Environmental History (Malta: Gutenberg Press, 2012. Pp. xiv + 306; illus. Paperback ISBN 978-1-7802-7064-7, £14.99).
Alasdair Ross, vol. 34 (2): 264-266
John Flint and John Kelly (eds), Bigotry, Football and Scotland (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013. Pp. 232. Paperback IBSN 978-0-7486-7037-6, £19.99).
Sean Huddleston, vol. 34 (2): 266-268

Volume 34 (1)

‘In sum what have I don for God or my Soule this day?: The Religious Writing of Katherine, First Duchess of Atholl (1662–1707)
Nicola Cowmeadow, vol. 34 (1): 1-19