By Lynn Abrams; Callum G Brown
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M. Weir, Shoes were for Sunday (London, 1973): F. Macdonald, Crowdie and Cream (London, 1982); R. Glasser, Growing Up in the Gorbals (London, 1986); J. Burnside, A Lie About my Father (London, 2006). Such as J. D. Stephenson and C. G. Brown, ‘The view from the workplace: women and work in Stirling 1900–1950’, in E. Gordon and E. Breitenbach (eds), The World Is Ill Divided: Women’s Work in Scotland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Edinburgh, 1990), pp. 7–28. J. Littlejohn, Westrigg: The Sociology of a Cheviot Parish (London, 1963); A.
Indd 15 28/1/10 14:29:01 16 Lynn Abrams and Callum G. Brown were so resolutely closed on Sundays, reinforcing the sense of obedience and submission instilled in school with the aid of ‘the Lochgelly’ (tawse). But this world of controlled behaviour and emotions slid pretty comprehensively from view in the 1960s, and did so remarkably elegantly, and without much rancour or effective challenge from the churches, the schools or anybody else. Only in the Hebrides by 2000, as Brown in Chapter 6 recounts, did there remain a shadow of the seventeenth-century Covenanter polity of the Lowlands.
In addition, late in the century, there was a revolution in higher education. indd 25 28/1/10 14:29:02 Callum G. Brown 26 350,000 Agriculture, fishing and forestry Metals and machines Mines and quarries 300,000 250,000 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000 0 1901 1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 Note: The data for metals and machines for 2001 is currently not listed on SCROL online census data. Source: Census, occupational volumes, 1901–31, 1951–2001 (the last online). 5 Workers in selected industries, Scotland, 1901–2001.
A history of everyday life in twentieth-century Scotland by Lynn Abrams; Callum G Brown