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Ruled by the seasons

Hillis, Peter and Calderhead, Drew (2009) Ruled by the seasons. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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Abstract

Multimedia CD ROM allowing pupils to investigate life in rural Scotland in the nineteenth century. CD-ROM focusing on industrialisation, urbanisation and migration providing the historical context for life in rural Scotland under radical transformation in the nineteenth century.Uses the Journal kept between 1879 and 1892 by James Wilson, a farmer in Banffshire, north-east Scotland, to illustrate life in rural society. Ruled by the Seasons contains the 1881 census for Banffshire allowing students to trace the people and places described by James Wilson, analyse socio-economic profiles of farms, villages and towns while also studying their local area.