Back to the Future: Remembering the 1707 Act of Union in the 2014 Referendum Campaign

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Davis, Leith (2016) "Back to the Future: Remembering the 1707 Act of Union in the 2014 Referendum Campaign," Studies in Scottish Literature: Vol. 41: Iss. 1, 237–249. https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/ssl/vol41/iss1/19/

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2015-12-15
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Discusses the political rhetoric , imagery, and arguments, used in the debates over the 1707 Act of Union between Scotland and England, and traces their reuse in the debates that preceded the Scottish Referendum on independence in September 2014, depicting the 1707 act, not as an historical inevitability, but as "an anomalous success" after a century of earlier attempts at an incorporating union and as "a site of contestation long after its ratification."

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