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Ian Donnachie

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Dr Ian Donnachie, Reader in History at The Open University in Scotland, has published extensivley in economic and social history, including a study of New Lanark (Edinburgh University Press, 1993, 1999) and a revisionist biography of Robert Owen, the social reformer (Tuckwell Press, 2000). He is also co-author with George Hewitt of the Collins Dictionary: Scottish History (HarperCollins, 2003). He is vice-chair of the Friends of New Lanark.

Ian Donnachie has written the following TheGlasgowStory essays:

Early times to 1560 - Industry and Technology: Food, Drink and Tobacco
Sometime between 1175 and 1178 a charter of King William the Lion to the Bishop of Glasgow establish...
 
1560 to 1770s - Industry and Technology: Food, Drink and Tobacco
As Glasgow's population grew so did its market function. The increasing importance of food and drin...
 
1770s to 1830s - Industry and Technology: Food, Drink and Tobacco
By this period more than half of the British tobacco trade was concentrated on the Clyde and at its ...
 
1830s to 1914 - Industry and Technology: Food, Drink and Tobacco
The rapid rise in the city population from 200,000 to over 1,000,000 during this period generated an...
 
1914 to 1950s - Industry and Technology: Food, Drink and Tobacco
Glasgow had become a major centre of food manufacture and tobacco processing, both relatively little...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Industry and Technology: Food, Drink and Tobacco
Although manufacturing employment in general shrank during this period, the city retained important ...
 


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