Work, Culture and Society in Scotland, 1800-Present
By (author) William Knox
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Industrial Nation by William Knox
Book DescriptionThis 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. Key Features * The first systematic and economic history of modern Scotland * A vivid chronological narrative account * Generously illustrated with contemporary illustrations
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748610853
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 26-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - William Knox
William Knox is Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews. K is the author of Hanging By a Thread: the Scottish cotton industry, c.1850-1914 (Carnegie, Preston, 1995); James Maxton (MUP, 1987); Scottish Labour Leaders, 1918-1939: a Biographical Dictionary (Mainstream, 1984); and Industrial Nation: Work, Culture and Society in Scotland, 1800-Present (EUP, 1999).
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