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Revolt on the Clyde is William Gallacher’s eye witness account of these tumultuous events – and more – in an era that helped put the ‘Red’ into ‘Red Clydeside’: as the bastion of Scottish socialism. It is the story of establishing works councils, of rent strikes and of the opposition to the First World War, an opposition that seemed poised to usher in a socialist revolution in Scotland.It is also the story of the extraordinary individuals who fashioned those times: of John Maclean and V.I. Lenin – and of Gallacher himself, a working class leader, temperance campaigner, Communist MP, and central force, driving events on the Clyde from 1913-19.This story continues to inspire, and it maintains its relevance for the present day, as an unsurpassed account of struggle, sacrifice, idealism and industrial militancy. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the twentieth-century history of the left in Britain, and especially Scotland

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
  2. p. 5
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. p. vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. Gary Smith
  3. pp. 1-3
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  1. Introduction: ‘A Spray of White Heather in the Future’s Lapel’: Willie Gallacher & the Creation of Red Clydeside
  2. John Callow
  3. pp. 4-24
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  1. Chapter 1 Early Days
  2. pp. 25-34
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  1. Chapter 2 John Mclean and some others
  2. pp. 35-42
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  1. Chapter 3 The February Strike
  2. pp. 43-53
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  1. Chapter 4 ‘We are not paying increased rent'
  2. pp. 54-63
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  1. Chapter 5 The ‘Jingoes’ try their hand
  2. pp. 64-69
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  1. Chapter 6 The Clyde in Wartime
  2. pp. 70-91
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  1. Chapter 7 Conscription and prison
  2. pp. 92-112
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  1. Chapter 8 Workers’ and Soldiers’ Councils
  2. pp. 113-142
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  1. Chapter 9 Last days of John McLean
  2. pp. 143-153
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  1. Chapter 10 The Battle of George Square
  2. pp. 154-171
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  1. Chapter 11 I meet Lenin
  2. pp. 172-185
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  1. Chapter 12 After the General Strike
  2. pp. 186-196
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 197-202
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781912064564
Related ISBN(s)
9781912064694
MARC Record
OCLC
1000469666
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2017-08-16
Language
English
Open Access
No
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