It was an extraordinary period in the history of early 20th-century scotland, yet young people in particular know so little about red clydeside because they are not taught the history. At the 'scottish dimensions' conference in oxford on 24-27 march 1995, i simply could not believe that stalinism was still such a strong current in britain. This is my take on the red clydeside concept and its significance as an analytical framework for understanding debate surrounding labour unrest in scotland during the early 20th century. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Red clyeside - what remains there is an unfortunate lack of remaining objects (such as banners, badges, flags, etc) from the early twentieth century red clydeside period.
Red clydeside is the era of political radicalism that characterised the city of glasgow in scotland, and urban areas around the city on the banks of the river clyde such as clydebank, greenock and paisley. John maclean's speech from the dock in 1918 other info pages on this site pages on other sites red clydeside history at strathclyde university's centre for digital library research. Historians would come to brand this period in glasgow's history as the red clydeside, named after the river that flowed through the heart of the city while marxists, socialists and syndicalists had been present in glasgow before the war. 'red clydeside' is the name given to a series of disputes, beginning in 1915 between the government and the workers in factories and engineering works in the glasgow area in january 1916 there were strikes over government plans to enforce dilution, where work previously done only by skilled. Red clydeside 259 likes red clydeside will celebrate the history of working class struggle in the west of scotland we will also highlight current. Find great deals on ebay for red clydeside shop with confidence.
From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia red clydeside is a term used to describe the era of political radicalism that characterised the city of glasgow in scotland, and urban areas around the city on the banks of the river clyde such as clydebank, greenock and paisley. Maclean was a teacher and an activist within the co-operative movement which led him into revolutionary socialism, working with others on the left. An extract from the pamphlet red flag over the clyde written by jim cameron and produced by scottish militant labour (forerunner of socialist party scotland) in 1994 posted 31st january 2014. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book the 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work scan an isbn with your phone use the amazon app to scan isbns and compare prices the legend of red clydeside has been intensely controversial since.
Red clydeside: a history of the labour movement in glasgow 1910-1932 events the battle of george square (bloody friday) 1919 on friday 31 january 1919 upwards of 60,000 demonstrators gathered in george square in support of the 40-hours strike and to hear the lord provost's reply to the workers.
Red clydeside denny high history department walt today we are learning about red clydeside by the end of the lesson you will be able to: know what was meant by red clydeside explain what the two phases of the red clydeside were why the red clydeside protests started slideshow. Displayed in works such as his seminal anthology roots of red clydeside 1910-1914: labour unrest and industrial relations in west scotland (1996), which he co-edited with arthur mcivor kenefick's aim with this book is ambitious: he means to present the radical. Myth of red clydeside during the war glasgow became known as red clydeside the question is, was it justified however it was mostly about rent rises and dilution, which meant taking skilled jobs and dividing them into parts which could be given to unskilled workers. Red clydeside was a period of increasing industrial, political and social unrest during the early twentieth century this research draws upon an innovative combination of theoretical work from labour geography, labour history, historical geography and spatial politics to illuminate factors.
Posts about redclydeside written by mr smith links to 5 useful websites on the 1915 rent strikes:. The movement now known as red clydeside set a powerful example of political action to improve the living and working conditions of war time workers and their families. Red clydeside was a massive political movement in scotland which lasted from 1910 through to the 1930's areas such as clydebank, paisley and greenock became synonymous for their involvement in socialist ideas and protests one of the early protests was the singer strike of 1911. Whatever happened to red clydeside 5 these studies have illuminated the diversity of popular politics and the complex sources of socialist politics. Information and images on the key political figures and events of the red clydeside movement.