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The "Co-op", one of the world's most successful businesses, has been a common experience for millions of working-class people in Britain since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. This work celebrates, in words and pictures, the history of a social movement which began with shopkeeping and grew into a large-scale international business, completely owned and controlled by its customers. This title tells how this British invention spread across the world - from the 28 "Rochdale Pioneers" of 1844 to the 700 million members of today's International Co-operative Alliance - and how it was adapted to meet a variety of human needs, including worker, housing, fishing, agricultural and credit co-ops. It shows how, as a third way between capitalism and state control, co-operative businesses continue to transform the lives of the poorer people in the "Third World" and in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001057705
Book Description Manchester Univ Pr, U.S.A., 1994. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A proper academic study of the topic with many notes and lengthy bibliography. Such defects as there are , are very minor indeed. Extra postage for overseas delivery. Seller Inventory # 000089
Book Description Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Good. Card covers in tidy, used condition, a little creased in places Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 063287
Book Description Manchester University Press., Manchester, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 217pp, illustrated, VG softback; Large Quarto. Seller Inventory # 73745
Book Description Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. Red pictorial card covers. 275 x 215 mm. x, 217 pp. Well illustrated in b&w and some colour. Picture research by Bernard Howcroft. Includes bibliography and index. A clean, bright copy, with a little minor thumbing in front cover. Spine not creased. Seller Inventory # 72601
Book Description Manchester Univ Pr, 1994. Condition: Good. 0th Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9795138
Book Description Cambridge University Press, London, 1900. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. From an academic library with the usual stamps etc. This item is heavy and will attract postal surcharges. xiv, 598pp. Seller Inventory # B00003406