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Fraser, W Hamish, and Maver, Irene (eds), Glasgow Volume II: 1830-1912 (Manchester, 1996).

Maver, Irene, Glasgow (Edinburgh, 2000).

Also useful are:

Fisher, Joe, The Glasgow Encyclopedia (Edinburgh, 1994).

Gibb, Andrew, Glasgow The Making of a City (London, 1983).

Civic Initiatives

Sweeney, Irene, “The Municipal Administration of Glasgow, 1833-1912: Public service and the Scottish civic identity” (Ph.D. Thesis, University of Strathclyde, 1990).

Aspinwall, Bernard, Portable Utopia: Glasgow and the United States 1820-1920(Aberdeen, 1984).

Brown, Callum G, “’To be aglow with civic ardours’:The ‘Godly Commonwealth’ in Glasgow, 1843-1914”, in Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 26 (1996) 169-195.

Robertson, Edna, Glasgow’s Doctor: James Burn Russell, MOH, 1837-1904(East Linton, 1998).

Architects and Buildings

Doak, AM and Young, Andrew McLaren (eds), Glasgow At a Glance (4th edn. London, 1983).

Williamson, Elizabeth, Riches, Anne, and Higgs, Malcolm, Glasgow The Buildings of Scotland(London, 1990).

Gomme, Andor, and Walker, David, Architecture of Glasgow (London, 1968).


Denny, ND, “Temperance and the Scottish Churches 1870-1914” in Records of the Scottish Church History Society’, 23 (1988) 217-139.

King, Elspeth, Scotland Sober and Free. The Temperance Movement 1829-1979 (Glasgow, 1979).

King, Elspeth, The Hidden History of Glasgow’s Women – The Thenew Factor (Edinburgh, 1993).


Hutchison, IGC, “Glasgow Working Class Politics” in Cage, RA (ed), The Working Class in Glasgow 1750-1914 (Beckenham, 1987).

Devine, T M (ed), Irish Immigrants and Scottish Society in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Edinburgh, 1991).

Smyth, J J, Labour in Glasgow 1896-1936 (East Linton, 2000).

See also works by Fraser and Maver cited above.


Aspinwall, Bernard, “Children of the Dead End: The Formation of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, 1814-1914” in The Innes Review, 43 (1992) 99-144.

Collins, Kenneth E, Second City Jewry (Glasgow, 1990).

Colpi, T, The Italian Factor: The Italian Community in Great Britain (Edinburgh, 1991). Withers, CWJ, Urban Highlanders (East Linton, 1998).

Popular Culture

King Elspeth,“Popular Culture in Glasgow” in Cage, RA (ed), The Working Class in Glasgow 1750-1914(Beckenham, 1987).

Crampsey, Bob, The Scottish Footballer (Edinburgh, 1978).

Other useful background and aids

Muir, James Hamilton, Glasgow in 1901 (Glasgow, 1901).

Bell, J J, I Remember (Edinburgh, 1932).

Munro, Neil, The Brave Days(Edinburgh, 1931).

McCrone, Guy, Wax Fruit (London, 1947).

Finally, a walk through the city from The People’s Palace in Glasgow Green to the view from the flagpole at the south front of the University of Glasgow. A visit to the City Archives and the Glasgow Room in the Mitchell Library, North Street.

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