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The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow

Craig Lamont


This book provides a long overdue reading of Scotland’s largest city as it was during the long eighteenth century. These formative years of Enlightenment, caught between the tumultuous ages of the Reformation and the Industrial Revolution, cast Glasgow in a new and vibrant light. Far from being a dusty metropolis lying in wait for the famous age of shipbuilding, Glasgow was already an imperial hub: as implicated in mass migration and slavery as it was in civic growth and social progression. Craig Lamont incorporates case studies such as the Scottish Enlightenment, the Transatlantic Slave Trade ... More

Keywords: Cultural Memory, Eighteenth Century, Georgian, Glasgow, Scottish Enlightenment, Slavery, Empire, Commemoration, Poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474443272
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443272.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Craig Lamont, author
University of Glasgow