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Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Christopher A. Whatley, Bob Harris, and Louise Miskell


This book reveals aspects of Victorian Dundee that have been hidden from history. It looks behind the traditional view of Dundee in this period as a grim industrial town marred by social deprivation and riven by workplace conflict. It shows that this image of the city was only part of the story and explains how the town provided regular work and better wages than were available in the countryside (many of the town's inhabitants were migrants). It details how Dundee's working people enjoyed spending money as well as earning it and how they were able to enjoy a range of social amenities such as ... More

Keywords: Victorian towns, Victorian Dundee, textile production, civic pride, industrialisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781845860912
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher A. Whatley, editor
Dundee, UK

Bob Harris, editor
Oxford, UK

Louise Miskell, editor
Swansea, UK