W W Knox
Dr W W Knox

W W Knox

MA, PhD (Edinburgh) - Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

E-mail - wk@st-and.ac.uk
Telephone - +44 (0)1334 462883
Fax - +44 (0)1334 462914

Research Profile on Research@StAndrews

Teaching and Research Interests

Main teaching interest is Scottish history from 1707 to the 1990s. Honours teaching concentrates on the economic and social history of Scotland, with special reference to development of class and class relations, and also the history of women. Current research interests lie in examining the impact of US direct inward investment on the Scottish economy and society in the period 1945 to 1970, and the struggle of women in Scotland for equality with men. My current research interest lies in the area of interpersonal violence, with special reference to homicide, in Scotland 1700-1849

Main Publications

  • Scottish Labour Leaders, 1918-1939, (Edinburgh, 1984)
  • James Maxton, (Manchester, 1987)
  • Hanging by a Thread: The Scottish Cotton Industry, 1850-1914, (Preston, 1995)
  • Industrial Nation: Work, Culture and Society in Scotland, 1800-Present, (Edinburgh, 1995) [Details]
  • The New Penguin History of Scotland: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day, (London, 2001) [Details]
  • The Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society 1800-1980, (Edinburgh, 2006) [Details]

Administrative Duties

Course Co-Ordinator for SC2004

Teaching Duties

Participates in the teaching of Second Level Scottish History and offers the following Honours courses:

Participates in the teaching of the following Postgraduate course:



Main Publications


Lives of Scottish Women

Industrial Nation