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Border police: Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, the law, and the 1790s

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    Rights statement: This is the accepted version of the following article: Fielding, Penny (2019) "Border Police: Scott’s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, the Law, and the 1790s," Studies in Scottish Literature: Vol. 45: Iss. 1, 23–38. , which has been published in final form at https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/ssl/vol45/iss1/3 .

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-38
JournalStudies in Scottish Literature
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2019


Discusses Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1802 etc) in the context of Border history, Scottish legal philosophy, the jurisdictional and cultural concept of the "Debateable Lands," and the Scottish political situation during the political trials and the Militia Act riots in the 1790s.

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