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Altering Images of the Industrial City: The Case of James Myles, the ‘Factory Boy’, and Mid-Victorian Dundee

Christopher A. Whatley

in Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Many historians of Victorian Dundee have based their portrayals of what they perceive to be a grim industrial town on the ‘anonymous’ Chapters in the Life of a Dundee Factory Boy. This chapter begins ... More


Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

David Forrest and Sue Vice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyses all of Barry Hines’s written works, including fiction, screenplays for film and television and scripts for the theatre. We draw on Barry Hines’s archive, in which appear several ... More


Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain

Amy Woodson-Boulton

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778046
eISBN:
9780804780537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778046.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Why did British industrial cities build art museums? By exploring the histories of the municipal art museums in Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester, this book examines the underlying logic of the ... More


Juteopolis and Imperial Globalisation

Jim Tomlinson

in Dundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748686148
eISBN:
9781474400817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686148.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the impact of globalisation and empire upon industrial Britain by focusing on the case of the Scottish city of Dundee as Juteopolis. Economic historians have suggested that ... More


The Science of Showmanship

in When Physics Became King

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226542010
eISBN:
9780226542003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542003.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the crucial sciences of electricity and heat. The chapter looks at how developments in electricity emerged from concerns with showmanship and utility and how the new science ... More


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