This chapter focuses on the life and developments at Barrhead, Ellen Dawson's birthplace. One of Scotland's earliest industrial towns, Barrhead emerged in 1780 through a partnership of merchants from nearby Glasgow and the more distant Lancashire in England. In the eighteenth century water was the primary source of industrial power, and for that reason the partnership built a cotton mill on the river Levern, creating a new town for the mill workers. In 1827, the Glasgow Free Press noted how rapidly the village was transformed during the following decades.
Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.