Red Clydeside: A history of the labour movement in Glasgow 1910-1932

Selected Bibliography

Dec 2002

The following bibliography contains suggested reading on the topics of Red Clydeside and the Scottish and British labour movements during the early decades of the twentieth century. The bibliography is intended as a starting point for those who wish to go on to further study and research on the history of labour politics in the Clydeside region and in Scotland as a whole. The bibliography includes many of the books and journal articles that were used in preparing the Red Clydeside website.

Bell, Tom
Pioneering days
London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1941
Breitenbach, Esther and Gordon, Eleanor
Out of Bounds: Women and Scottish Society 1800-1945
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Briggs, A. and Saville, J. (eds)
Essays in Labour History, 1886-1923
London: Macmillan, 1971
Brown, Gordon
Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1986
Brown, James
From radicalism to socialism Paisley engineers, 1890-1920
London: History Group of the Communist Party, 1980
Cage, R.A. (ed)
The Working Class in Glasgow, 1750-1914
London: Croom Helm, 1987
Caldwell, John Taylor
Come Dungeons Dark: The Life and Times of Guy Aldred
Ayrshire: Luath Press, 1988
Croucher, Richard
We refuse to starve in silence: a history of the National Unemployed Workers' Movement, 1920-46
London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1987
Cullen, Stephen M.
The British Union of Fascists in Scotland
Proceedings of the Association of Scottish Historical Studies, (1994), 116-123
Damer, Sean
The Clydebank Rent Strike of the 1920s
Glasgow: Clydebank District Library, 1982
Donnachie, Ian and Harvie, Christopher (Eds)
Forward!: Labour politics in Scotland 1888-1988
Polygon: Edinburgh, 1989
Duncan, Robert and McIvor, Arthur (Eds)
Militant Workers: Labour and class conflict on the Clyde 1900-1950
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1992
Foster, John
Strike action and working class politics on Clydeside 1914-1919
International Review of Social History, 1990
Gallagher, Willie
Revolt on the Clyde
London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1936
Glasgow Labour History Workshop
The Singer strike Clydebank, 1911
Clydebank: Clydebank District Library, 1989
Glasgow Labour History Workshop
Glasgow 1919: The Story of the 40 hours Strike
Glasgow: Molendinar Press, 1970
Gordon, Eleanor
Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland, 1850-1914
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991
Hannan, John
The life of John Wheatley
Nottingham: Spokesman, 1988
Hinton, James
The First Shop Stewards' Movement
London: Allen & Unwin, 1973
Johnston, Ronnie
Clydeside Capital: A Social History of Employers
East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2001
Johnston, Tom
The history of the working classes in Scotland
Glasgow: Forward Publishing Co, 1922
Kenefick, William and McIvor, Arthur (eds)
The roots of Red Clydeside, 1910-1914
Edinburgh: J.Donald, 1996
Kirkwood, Davie
My Life of Revolt
London: Harrap & Co Ltd, 1935
Klugmann, J
History of the Communist Party of Great Britain. Vol.1: Formation and early years, 1919-1924
London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1966
Klugmann, J
History of the Communist Party of Great Britain. Vol.2: The General Strike, 1925-1926
London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1969
Knox, William (ed)
Scottish Labour leaders,1918-39
Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1984
Knox, William
James Maxton
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1987
MacFarlane, Leslie J.
The British Communist Party: It's origins and developments until 1929
London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1966
McKinlay, Alan and Morris, R.J. (eds)
The ILP on Clydeside, 1893-1932: from foundation to disintegration
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991
MacLean, Ian
The legend of Red Clydeside
Edinburgh: J.Donald,1983
McNair, John
James Maxton: The beloved rebel
Allen & Unwin, 1955
McShane, Harry
No mean fighter
London: Pluto Press, 1978
Maitles, Henry
Blackshirts across the border: The British Union of Fascists in Scotland
Journal of Contemporary History
Melling, Joseph
Rent Strikes: Peoples' struggle for housing in West Scotland 1890-1916
Edinburgh: Polygon, 1983
Melling, Joseph
Whatever happened to Red Clydeside?
International Review of Social History, 1990
Middlemass, Keith
The Clydesiders: A Left-wing struggle for Parliamentary power
London: Hutchison, 1965
Milton, Nan
John Maclean
London: Pluto Press, 1973
Morris, R.J.
Skilled workers and the politics of the 'Red Clyde'
Scottish Labour History Journal, 1983
Pelling, Henry
The British Communist Party
A&C Black, 1958
Rae, John
Conscience and Politics : The British Government and the Conscientious Objector to Military Service, 1916 - 1919
London: Oxford University Press, 1970
Ripley, B.J. and McHugh, J.
John Maclean
MUP: Manchester, 1989
Robbins, Keith
The Abolition of War: the peace movement in Britain, 1914-1919
Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1976
Rubin, Gerry
War, Law and Labour: The Munitions Acts, State, Regulation and the Unions, 1915-1921
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987
Shinwell, Emmanuel
Conflict without malice
London: Oldhams, 1955
Smyth, J.J.
Labour in Glasgow 1896-1936: Socialism, Suffrage and Sectarianism
East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2000
Thompson, Willie
The Good old cause: British communism 1920-1991
London: Pluto Press, 1992
Young, John D.
The very bastards of creation: Scottish International radicalism 1707-1995
Glasgow: Clydeside Press, 1997