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New Higher History: Scotland and the Impact of the Great War 1914-1928 (NHH) [Paperback]

John Kerr
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26 Mar 2010 0340987553 978-0340987551
The New Higher History series offers a full-colour, topic-based approach to the revised Higher History syllabus. Covering all of the main issues within each topic area, this series includes investigative techniques, use of evidence and a variety of activities to enable students to develop the necessary skills to tackle both essay-based and source-based questions successfully.

This book begins with an overview of Scottish politics and the economy in 1914, examines the role of Scottish soldiers on the Western front, and goes on to consider the Home Front, including the issues of conscription and the changing role of women in wartime. Further sections cover the effects of war on industry, agriculture and fishing, price rises and rationing. The nature of political change during the war covers Radicalism, the ILP and Red Clydeside, and Unionism and the crisis of Scottish identity. The book goes on to look at Scotland after the war, and considers economic change, emigration and the land issue in the Highlands and Islands. It concludes with sections on Scottish society after the Great War, commemoration and remembrance, and the significance of the Great War in the development of Scottish identity.

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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Gibson (26 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340987553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340987551
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 27.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Written specifically to cover the Scotland and the Impact of the Great War topic of the revised Higher course

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John Kerr is a PT of History at a Scottish secondary school and also an experienced History examiner.

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In addition to the previous review's concerns, it should be noted that this book does not cover the "Unionism/Scottish Identity" part of the Politics section in any thing like enough detail. In fact, it is mainly kept to the "Perspective" chapter at the end, which Mr Kerr assures students in the introduction won't be examined - famous last words as the 2013 paper included a 10 mark question on that very topic!
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John Kerr is a prolific author of Higher History text books of varying quality. However, his latest offering, 'Scotland and the Impact of the Great War 1914-1928', is his worst yet. Mr Kerr has seized the financial opportunity provided by the recent changes to Paper 2 of the Scottish Higher History course to write a textbook designed to help students pass the eponymous topic of the book's title. I would suggest that those Scottish students who hope to pass their exam next May avoid Mr Kerr's latest offering like the plague. The book is badly written (or poorly edited) and leaves one thinking that it must have been written by one of Mr Kerr's less able students. Although the book contains a wide range of written primary and secondary sources, some of those selected are inappropriate or poorly referenced- particularly the ones that are simply referred to as coming from 'the author's private collection'. Other sources are taken directly from educational websites - notably 'Spartacus' - and students would be better advised to avoid the book entirely and go directly to the sites. Mr Kerr has borrowed heavily from Trevor Royle's excellent 'The Flowers of the Forest: Scotland and the First World War' (2006). To be fair, Kerr does acknowledge the direct quotes he takes from Royle's book, but he also presents some of Royle's opinions and conclusions as his own, paricularly in his section on General Douglas Haig's contribution to the winning of the war. Unfortunately, given the need to quickly resource this new topic, many Scottish history teachers may have already purchased this book and will now be stuck with it due to the limitations of their departmental budgets. Read more ›
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