Ian R. Mitchell takes the reader on an urban promenade along the Clyde and finds its character is created from far more than the remnants of shipbuilding. "Clydeside" relates stories of conflicts, people and communities, while incorporating present-day walks in these oft-forgotten areas, to allow the reader to fully appreciate the culture and history. Exploring more than just Glasgow itself, the book meanders from Coatbridge to Cathcart, Garngad to Greencock. Proving there's far more to Paisley than a deceased weaving industry, more to Shettleston than the old mining days and more to Dumbarton than the Black Death, Mitchell depicts a largely unseen side to the diverse towns and villages along the Clyde. From Robert Owen's New Lanark utopian experiment to the fascinating architecture of 'Greek' Thomson, here is a working-class history rich in political and industrial venture.
|Subtitle||Red, Orange and Green|
|Author||Ian R. Mitchell|
|Author Bio||A Boardman Tasker prize winner for A View from the Ridge, historian Ian R. Mitchell gave up teaching to write full time. Originally from Aberdeen, he has lived in Glasgow for the past thirty years, exploring the city's cultural and historical treasures in 'This City Now'. Having also written a number of guides to walking in Scotland, Mitchell is one of the country's most distinguished writers in this field.|
|Back Cover Text||There's more to Clydeside than Glasgow. The River Clyde links west of Scotland communities shaped by a potent mix of Red Clydeside radicalism and Green and Orange religious loyalties. Ian R. Mitchell takes you on a journey along the River Clyde and shows it's not just about the remnants of shipbuilding, relating stories of conflicts, people and communities. The river rolls from Lanarkshire, once renowned for its coal and steel production, to former centres of textile production such as Paisley and the Vale of Leven, with many other places equally rich in industrial history along its 100 mile course. From Robert Owen's New Lanark utopian experiment to the Little Moscow of the Vale of Leven, here is a working-class history rich in political and industrial innovation.|
|BIC Subject||British & Irish history|
|BISAC Subject||HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain|