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

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Date created
2015-12-15
Authors/Contributors
Author: Davis, Leith
Abstract
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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Published as
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/
Publication title
Studies in Scottish Literature
Document title
Back to the Future: Remembering the 1707 Act of Union in the 2014 Referendum Campaign
Date
2016
Volume
41
Issue
2
First page
237
Last page
249
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Peer reviewed?
Yes
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