The Rise and Fall of the Scottish Cotton Industry, 1778-1914

    The Rise and Fall of the Scottish Cotton Industry, 1778-1914

    'The Secret Spring'

    Anthony Cooke

    Manchester University Press 2010

    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.

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