Dundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939 by Jim TomlinsonDundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939 by Jim Tomlinson

Dundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939

byJim Tomlinson

Hardcover | September 14, 2014

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How did the people of Dundee respond to the challenges of being the most economically globalized city in the world in the years before the First World War? The answer to this question is complicated by the fact that the aspect of globalization which impacted most directly on the ordinary inhabitants of Dundee was competition in the jute industry from Calcutta, a city within the British Empire of the early 20th century. Dundee had to cope not only withpowerful low-wage competition in its staple industry, but the political reality that for decision-makers in London the fate of the British Empire in India was far more important than the economic well-being of a small Scottish city. The history of Dundee's response to these challenges combines global economic history with analysis of imperial relations, including how these issues were understood by ordinary Dundonians, as well as by politicians and policy-makers.
Jim Tomlinson is the author of many works on economic history, including Jute No More; Transforming Dundee (DUP, 2011); The Labour Governments 1964-1970 (Manchester University Press, 2004) and Government and the Enterprise Since 1900 (Oxford University Press, 1994).
Title:Dundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:September 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748686142

ISBN - 13:9780748686148


Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsAbbreviationsList of tablesIntroductionPart I1. The rise of juteopolis2. Juteopolis and imperial globalisation3. The employers' response4. The workers' response5. The politics of Dundee: the 1906 and 1908 electionsPart II6. War, recession and the response on the Left7. Conservatism, protection and empire in the 1930s8. The empire strikes back: responding to crisis in the 1930s9. Aftermath and conclusions