Industrial Nation

Industrial Nation

by William W. Knox, William W. Knox
     
 

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This is a social and cultural history of Scotland's industrial rise and relative decline, concerned above all with the leaders and workers (industrial, political, manufacturing, mining and engineering, as well as religious, union, educational and moral) who produced the first and suffered in the second. Political, social and economic events, movements and trends

Overview

This is a social and cultural history of Scotland's industrial rise and relative decline, concerned above all with the leaders and workers (industrial, political, manufacturing, mining and engineering, as well as religious, union, educational and moral) who produced the first and suffered in the second. Political, social and economic events, movements and trends are welded together in a well-ordered and vivid narrative. It assumes almost no prior knowledge, and introduces the reader gently to the central debates about the nature and course of modern Scottish history. The style is clear and spare—with frequent dry, witty asides; it will be ideal for the student, but will equally appeal to the general reader interested in modern Scottish history. It is illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings, with guides to further reading and a full index.

Editorial Reviews

George Peden
W.W. Knox is to be congratulated for adjusting the focus to bring in the experience of the whole Scottish working class, and their leaders over two centuries.
&151#; The Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748610853
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
07/20/1999
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

William Knox is Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews

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