'The Secret Spring'
Hardback 254pp Illustrated
9780719080821   Product Code: 20772
Anthony Cooke presents the first full-length history of the Scottish cotton industry, from its beginnings in the late 18th century to its premature decline in the early 20th century. The book examines the industry chronologically and through themes such as precursors, technology, capital and employers, markets, labour and work, placed within their broader economic and social contexts. The study is set within important historiographical debates including proto-industrialization, workplace control, paternalism and theories of industrial decline.