Life And Letters Of George Jacob Holyoake Volume 1

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byJoseph Mccabe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...point of view. The composition is irregular and the natural sequence of events too violently distorted. When we read the story in its proper continuity we see more clearly his own place in it; though, of course, we must restrict ourselves here to a mere outline of the general story of the movement. We have already seen, time after time, that the two phrases, "Self-help by the people" and "Co-operation instead of Competition," occur very early and constantly in his teaching in different forms. He lived through the adventurous early phase of Co-operation without contracting the dull despair that fell on older men at its failure. From his earliest years he was familiar with the idea. Birmingham was a strenuous centre of Co-operative interest when he was a boy. Curiously enough, he discovered, when he set out to write the history of the idea, that Birmingham had been the first place to witness a Co-operative experiment, in 1777. At other isolated centres--in Oxfordshire, at Hull, etc.--the idea was roughly embodied before the end of the eighteenth century, but it was the influence of R. Owen, "the originator of Co-operation," as he calls him, that brought it fully on to the plane of social reform. The first journal to advocate it was the Owenite Economist, in 1821, which announced a " Co-operative and Economic Society " in its first issue, and declared, in the oracular Owenite way of revealing things: "The secret is out: it is unrestrained Co-operation, on the part of all the members, for every purpose of social life." There was a Co-operative Society at London in 1824, one in remote Devon in 1826, one at Birmingham in 1829, and so on. There was a Co-operative Magazine at London in 1826--the paper that advocated the beginning of the new age by...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...point of view. The composition is irregular and the natural sequence of events too violently distorted. When we read th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217232086

ISBN - 13:9780217232081

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