Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Radical Glasgow

Glasgow Caledonian University's Research Collections have recently published an online book, Radical Glasgow.
"Mention Glasgow and various stereotypes jump to mind, dreadful slums, hard drinking, random violence, razor gangs, shipbuilding, locomotive makers and other heavy industries. What else is written about the city usually refers to captains of industry, architects, inventors, and medical men of note. Scratch the surface however, and you find another Glasgow with a long tradition, the real Glasgow, “Radical Glasgow”."
Glasgow can boast of a long tradition of radical movements growing from the ranks of ordinary people. People struggling not only to improve their own conditions but that of all working class people.
: http://www.gcal.ac.uk/radicalglasgow/index.html
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