Self Help by the People

During 1857, the Daily News published a series of articles about the Rochdale Pioneers by George Jacob Holyoake. These articles were then published as a book “Self Help by the People: the History of the Rochdale Pioneers”. This book sold rapidly and helped to inspire the formation of many co-operative societies, being translated into French, German, Russian and other languages by the 1860s. The first volume is available to download (self-helpPartOne).