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Section 2: Red Clydeside and Glasgow 1919: Setting the Context article icon

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Section 2: Red Clydeside and Glasgow 1919: Setting the Context

World War One and in the years that followed, the UK witnessed the outbreak of a number of large-scale disputes, strikes and protests across the UK and Ireland. The Clydeside region was one of the most significant industrial centres in the entire UK and, thus, no exception...

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Section 1: Introducing ‘Red Clydeside’ article icon

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Section 1: Introducing ‘Red Clydeside’

Our Red Clydeside collection focuses on the arguments and controversies around the Battle of George Square, Glasgow 1919. Find out more about our free learning resource...

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Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919 article icon

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Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919

On January 31st 1919 a violent confrontation between the police and striking Glasgow workers took place in George Square. 100 years on, this collection explores the events that lead to 'Bloody Friday' and the legacies of the Red Clydeside period.

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Why Glasgow’s ‘Bolshevist Uprising’ in 1919 wasn’t quite the red threat to UK many believed article icon

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Why Glasgow’s ‘Bolshevist Uprising’ in 1919 wasn’t quite the red threat to UK many believed

Dr Gerry Mooney delves into the midst of Glasgow’s ‘Bolshevist Uprising’, 1919.

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Section 3: Red Clydeside: Key Issues and Key Events article icon

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Section 3: Red Clydeside: Key Issues and Key Events

Explore the background to the struggles of Red Clydeside.

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Section 5: Legacies: Does Red Clydeside still matter today? article icon

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Section 5: Legacies: Does Red Clydeside still matter today?

In what ways did the socialist ethos of Red Clydeside continue to inspire protests in Scotland a century later?

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Section 4: Enduring Controversies around Glasgow 1919: (Mis)representing Red Clydeside? article icon

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Section 4: Enduring Controversies around Glasgow 1919: (Mis)representing Red Clydeside?

Red Clydeside has given rise to many competing historical interpretations, arguments and 'alternative facts'. How can we make sense of these continuing debates?

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Section 6: Introduction to Learning Resources on Red Clydeside article icon

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Section 6: Introduction to Learning Resources on Red Clydeside

Enjoyed our collection on the Red Clydeside? Check out more learning resources...

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Down with this sort of thing!

Dr Wendy Maples thinks about the relationship between art, politics, protest and culture…

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Clydebank - strife and strikes

Clydebank has a proud industrial and manufacturing past, with workers most notably providing hardware for textile production, ships for early travel and tourism for the leisured classes, and materials for the war effort. However, for the vast majority of Clydebank’s population, life has always been hard.

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Valuing teachers

Why do teachers get paid so much less than some other professionals?

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