Originally published in 1983, this book sets the phases and elements of Glasgow’s townscape evolution in their historical framework, from the medieval period when Glasgow was a small but important burgh to the growth of the town thanks to its command of the transatlantic tobacco trade in the 18th Century. Examining the solid growth which came with the textile phase of the industrial revolution and subsequent pioneering achievements in ship-building and marine engineering, the book also charts the subsequent collapse of the industrial base and attempts at urban renewal on a massive scale.
Table of Contents
1. Environment and Urban Roots 2. The Medieval Town 1175-1560 3. Reformation to Act of Union - The Growth of a Mercantile Burgh 1560-1707 4. New Horizons: America and the Tobacco Trade 1707-1775 5. The Age of Cotton 1776-1841 6. Iron in the Soul 1841-1914 7. Brave New World: The Planned City 1914-1982. Epilogue.