Gathered Under the Tree of Liberty, follows the lines of Tom Lawson’s ongoing research project “The Pest of Scotland” that focuses on the short life of the Scottish radical, Thomas Muir. Born in Glasgow in 1765, Muir was a political reformer and revolutionist, who came to Paris at the time of the French Revolution. He was banished from the United Kingdom for sedition and sent to penal colony in Australia, from where he escaped, and then traveled in the Pacific and the Americas. He came back to Europe but failed in igniting a revolt in Scotland, and was found dead at Chantilly in 1798.
Softcover, 5.5" x 8.5", black and white illustrations, 64 pages, edition of 500, 2013