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Labour Unrest, 1910 to 1914

William Kenefick

in Red Scotland!

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625178
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653430 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625178.003.0005
Labour Unrest, 1910 to 1914

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This chapter adopts the Glasgow Labour History Workshop (GLHW) method and approach in a comparative study of the industrial east of Scotland. It notes that these studies demonstrated a consistently high incidence of strike activity across Scotland between 1910 and 1914. It notes moreover, that there was no sign of the labour unrest abating in the months before the war. It opines that the statistical analysis suggested that the labour unrest was intensifying, as too was the influence of socialism and syndicalism. It considers the ‘Red Clyde’ debate and the general impact of the First World War in Scotland.

Keywords: GLHW method; industrial east; labour unrest; socialism; syndicalism; Red Clyde

Chapter.  12585 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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