Bibliography


The Clydeside rent strikes have been written about very extensively. This does not aim to be an exhaustive list, but we will try to upload digital copies of some key texts if possible.

More references can be found in the Links page.

Castells, Manuel. The City and the Grassroots: A Cross-Cultural Theory of Urban Social Movements. London : Berkeley, Calif: Edward Arnold ; University of California Press, 1983.  Download PDF:  Castells – Chapter 4 “The Industrial City and the Working-Class: The Glasgow Rent Strike of 1915”
Cumbers, Andrew, Gesa Helms, and Kate Swanson. ‘Class, Agency and Resistance in the Old Industrial City’. Antipode 42, no. 1 (1 January 2010): 46–73.
Damer, Sean. Rent Strike!: The Clydebank Rent Strike of the 1920’s. A Clydebank People’s History Pamphlet. Clydebank: Clydebank District Library, 1982.
Damer, Seán. Glasgow: Going for a Song. City Cultures. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1990.
———. State, Local State and Local Struggle: The Clydebank Rent Strike of the 1920’s. CURR Discussion Paper no.22. Glasgow: Centre for Urban & Regional Research, University of Glasgow, 1985.
Dickson, Tony, ed. Capital and Class in Scotland. Edinburgh: John Donald, 1982.
Melling, Joseph, ed. Housing, Social Policy and the State. London: Croom Helm, 1980.
———. Rent Strikes: Peoples’ Struggle for Housing in West Scotland, 1890-1916. Edinburgh: Polygon Books, 1983.
Petrie, Ann. The 1915 Rent Strikes: An East Coast Perspective. Abertay Historical Society, no. 49. Dundee: Abertay Historical Society, 2008.
Quinault, Roland E., and John Stevenson, eds. Popular Protest and Public Order: Six Studies in Britishhistory, 1790-1920. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1974.
Smyth, J. J. ‘Rents, Peace, Votes: Working-class Women and Political Activity in the First World War’, In, Breitenbach and Gordon, eds, Out of Bounds: Women in Scottish Society, 1800-1945, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1992.