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People’s History of Scotland – 5: The Rise of Capitalism and the Scottish Enlightenment

After the suppression of the 1745 Rebellion, a new Scotland is born. Edinburgh becomes a seat of the Enlightenment, and the countryside is transformed by new capitalist relations.

– How did economic changes bring new social classes to Scotland?
– How did workers begin to fight for their interests?
– Why did Scottish intellectuals become world famous in this period?

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