"Nationalism is one of the most powerful forces in the modern world," says H. J. Hanham, who, in this study, traces the development of Scottish nationalism over a hundred years. H.J. Hanham examines the effects of nationalism on the economic, political, cultural, and social aspects of Scottish life, as well as the reciprocal effects of these elements on nationalism. He provides an outline of the Union between Scotland and England from its beginnings in 1603 and covers such topics as the problem of Anglicization, the Scottish system of government, the beginnings of modern nationalism, and the rise and fall of literary nationalism.
H. J. Hanham is a New Zealander, who was Professor of Politics in the University of Edinburgh for five years and is now a Professor of History at Harvard University.