Weavers of Dreams: Founders of the Modern Co-operative Movement

David J. Thompson
This book provides a rich history of the Rochdale Pionners and highlights the important role the town of Rochdale pplayed in ushering in the Industrial Revolution. It records the economic and social conditions facing the working place people of Northern England during the first half of the nineteenth century. It also uncovers the influence of the British Cooperative movement of the 19th Centur on the development of national policies in such areas as consumer standards, women's rights, and popular education
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