Skip to main content

About this free course

Become an OU student

Download this course

Share this free course

Dundee, jute and empire
Dundee, jute and empire

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

5.3 Summary

In this section, we have looked at some of the ways contemporaries perceived Dundee. One striking feature is the importance of production in these perceptions. The tourist guide, the photos, and the Dundee Social Union report on the city all highlight aspects of the process of production. When pickets blocked factory gates, or mill girls mobbed manufacturers, they were drawing on identities defined by their role in the manufacture of jute.