On trial: Scottish nationalist leaflets, 1844-1973

I’m pleased to let you know that thanks to a request from a student in HCA the Library now has trial access to Scottish nationalist leaflets, 1844-1973 from British Online Archives. This primary source collects together pamphlets relating to Scottish nationalism printed by the Scottish National Party (SNP) and their predecessors.

You can access this online resource via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 4th July 2018.

Scottish national leaflets, 1844-1973 is made up of 5 volumes containing 10,339 pages of primary source material. The 5 volumes are:

  • Pamphlets by Author, Making the Argument for Independence, 1847-1972
    Authors include Archie Lamont, Hugh MacDiarmid, and William Mitchell. Most are written in the latter 19th century and mid-20th century.
  • Official Publications of the Scottish Nationalist Party and its Predecessor, 1928-1973
    Materials included can be compared to reveal the history of nationalist thought. These SNP stances can also be compared to non-Party viewpoints here.
  • Visions of the Future of Scotland, 1844-1973
    Explores how an independent Scotland might be able to function, from economics to industry and blueprints for self-government.
  • Calls for an Independent Scotland, 1853-1973
    With a strong emphasis on visions for Scotland which involve it ceasing to be a part of the union, these pamphlets cover a wide range of concerns; from the Act of Union itself to rebel songs, culture, the Common Market and devolution.
  • Critiques of England and its Treatment of Scotland
    Covers accusations that Scotland is not getting its share of government spending. Other claims include that England and Scotland entered the Union as equals, but that those terms were broken.

Access Scottish nationalist leaflets, 1844-1973 via e-resources trials.
Access available until 4th July 2018.
Feedback welcome.

You can access all the digital primary source collections already available at the Library via the Primary Source databases list.

Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology