Johnston, Ronald James, b. c. 1960, oral historian, researcher, writer

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Johnston, Ronald James, b. c. 1960, oral historian, researcher, writer

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  • Johnston, Ronnie
  • Johnston, James

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fl.1960-present

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Ronald Johnston was born and brought up in Glasgow. He worked in various manual jobs before embarking on an academic career in social history, advancing to Reader at Glasgow Caledonian University. His main research interests lie in 19th and 20th century British history, especially the history of work and of occupational health. He is the author/co-author of three academic books and over thirty journal articles.

Johnston left academia in 2011 to concentrate on independent research and writing. His first novel, 'The red list', draws on his extensive knowledge of the West of Scotland during the period when it gained the title 'Red Clydeside'. His pen name is James Johnston.

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University of Strathclyde | Scottish Oral History Centre (Established 1995)

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University of Strathclyde | Scottish Oral History Centre is the associate of Johnston, Ronald James, b. c. 1960, oral historian, researcher, writer

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Created by Anna-K Mayer, 7 February 2017

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