Within Our Gates: A New Perspective on Germans in Glasgow during the First World War

Braber, Ben
November 2009
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies;2009, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p87
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the First World War period and the migrant population of Germans in Glasgow, Scotland. The discussion includes the topics of how anti-German violence took the form of public debate and political action instead of riots and of how anger was diverted into a rent strike and demonstrations concerning local issues. The article suggests that German refugees received less sympathy than Belgian refugees. The national developments and local factors which contributed to the pressure on Germans to denounce their countries of origin, to withdraw from public life, and to abandon their community organizations are noted. The erosion of their ethnic identity which led to the disintegration of the German community in Glasgow is mentioned.


Related Articles

  • An Unusual Young Man. Brooke, Rupert // New Statesman;11/29/99, Vol. 128 Issue 4464, p40 

    Presents a reflections done in 1914 about the outbreak of World War I. Impact of the declaration of war to British individuals; Attitude towards Germany; Effect of the war to personal views.

  • Political Asylums. Kelly, Brendan // History Today;Feb2016, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p66 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "The Racket and the Fear," by Stuart M. Archer in the January 2016 issue.

  • FROM THE EDITOR. Lay, Paul // History Today;Aug2014, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p2 

    The article discusses global social conditions before and after World War I, focusing on the roles of Indians and Africans in the British Army, as well as the military service of American Private Nicholas Neil Lay.

  • Citizenship versus Ethnicity: The Role of Institutions in Shaping Identity Choice. Penn, Elizabeth Maggie // Journal of Politics;Oct2008, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p956 

    This paper examines the role that political institutions play in inducing or subduing ethnic identification. I provide a formal model of ethnic identification as a function of institutional design and social context that focuses on one question: what kinds of institutions will induce individuals...

  • Terror and grace in 1914. OLASKY, MARVIN // World (0888157X);12/27/2014, Vol. 29 Issue 26, p72 

    The article discusses aspects of the history of Christmas in Europe during the World War I in August 1914 in several countries including German, French and Russia. According to British historian Max Hastings, armies had been accustomed to fight battles killing and being killed throughout the...

  • What Liberty in America Looked Like During World War 1. Richman, Sheldon // Hit & Run;8/1/2014, p160 

    No abstract available.

  • From war to poverty: Refugees' endless struggle. Harb, Ali // Arab American News;6/11/2016, Vol. 32 Issue 1583, p4 

    The article reports on the struggle of several refugees in Detroit, Michigan associated with war and poverty. Several refugees include Aseel Machi from Iraq, Abu Abbas from the Rafha camp in Saudi Arabia, and Iraqi painter Haydar Alyasiry. Topics discussed include the discrimination faced by...

  • Anomie as powerlessness: Sorting ethnic group prestige, class, and gender. Sev'er, Aysan; Isajiw, Wsevolod W. // Canadian Ethnic Studies;1993, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p84 

    Studies the causal links between ethnic group status, class, gender and anomie. Relationship between multiple status memberships and subjective feelings of anomie; Conceptual framework; Related literature; Procedure and findings.

  • Growing up poor.  // NEA Today;Sep92, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p11 

    Reports on the likeliness of growing up poor for different racial groups. Report from the Children's Defense Fund (CDF); Blacks, Native Americans, Asians, and white children; More.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics