Marie Michael Library

Title

The Meaning of Rochdale: the Rochdale pioneers and the co-operative principles

Author

Fairbairn, Brett

Description

Rochdale, England is known for the co-operative established by labourers there in 1844, called the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers. That co-op was adopted as the inspiration and model for a movement that now includes 700 million world-wide. To commemorate its 150th anniversary, this paper examines what Rochdale means and why it is so important.

File No

CSC-OP94-02

Agency

Centre for the Study of Co-operatives (CSC)

Date

March, 1994

Subject(s)

Cooperative Societies, History, England

Pages

53