Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 March 2010

256 Pages | 9 Illustrations, black & white, 2 Illustrations, colour

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719080821

Bookseller Code (06)

The rise and fall of the Scottish cotton industry, 1778-1914

'The secret spring'

Anthony Cooke

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first full-length study of the Scottish cotton industry from its 18th-century origins to its decline before the First World War Examines the markets for Scottish manufactured cotton, built upon the extraordinary networks based on kinship and nationality between Scottish merchants worldwide Draws upon unused sources such as wills and probate inventories to shed new light on the Scottish cotton masters and other industries to which capital was increasingly transferred Offers an important contribution to our understanding of industrialisation both in Scotland and elsewhere Draws comparisons with Lancashire, the North of England, the Midlands and the US