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Red Scotland!: The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left, c. 1872 to 1932

William Kenefick


This book explores the rise and decline of left radicalism in Scotland c. 1872 to 1932. A journey through these turbulent times observes the response of Scottish artisans to legal restrictions on trade-union activities in the 1870s, trade union formation among the unskilled from the late 1880s, and the origins and impact of the Scottish socialist movement. The Labour movement in Scotland was to face many new challenges by the twentieth century. During the era of ‘Red Scotland’, 1910 to 1922, we see Scottish workers fully engaged in the labour and social unrest in the years before the Great War ... More

Keywords: left radicalism, Scotland, Scottish artisans, trade union, socialist movement, Labour movement, Scottish Labour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625178
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625178.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Kenefick, author