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Dundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939

Jim Tomlinson

Abstract

This book provides a new ‘global’ history of the Scottish city of Dundee in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It focuses on the question ‘How did the people of Dundee respond to the challenge of being the most economically globalised city in the world in the years before the First World War?’ It shows how the answer to this question is complicated by the fact that Dundee's jute industry was in competition with the jute industry of Calcutta. It describes how Dundee, dubbed, Juteopolis, had to cope not only with low-wage competition from abroad, but also with the political reali ... More

Keywords: jute industry, Dundee, globalisation, India, British Empire, Juteopolis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748686148
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686148.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jim Tomlinson, author