People's History of Scotland, episode 5: The Rise of Capitalism and the Scottish Enlightement

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Chris Banbury
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Sarah Bennett
Conter Radio
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37 minutes
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Edinburgh as the centre of enlightment in 19th century Europe

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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?