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Spirit Of Association

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The circumstances under which this volume has been prepared have made it impossible for me to undertake any original research, or any examination of ancient records. Much that concerns British associative effort yet remains imperfectly explored. Though the labours of economists and historians have been increasingly fruitful in this direction in recent years, a good deal that is germane to the subject lies hidden. The Friendly Societies have not yielded all their buried treasures, and further investigations respecting the Gild organisations and Journeymen's associations would doubtless be well repaid.
Though it was necessary for me to confine myself to the more beaten tracks, it appeared to me that a short account of the four great forms of spontaneous voluntary associations in Great Britain might prove useful. The perplexing industrial struggles which agitate society to-day have their roots in the conflicts of past ages, and it is necessary to invoke the witness of history to throw light upon the impulses which guide the great democratic movements of our own times.
How the more satisfactory distribution of wealth, which ethical considerations demand, may be effected, remains as one of the problems which clamours urgently for solution.

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Author(s):
M. Fothergill Robinson
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1330737547
ISBN-13:
9781330737545
Number of pages:
403
Publisher:
Forgotten Books
Title:
The Spirit of Association: Being Some Account of the Gilds, Friendly Societies, Co-Operative Movement, and Trade Unions of Great Britain

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The circumstances under which this volume has been prepared have made it impossible for me to undertake any original research, or any examination of ancient records. Much that concerns British associative effort yet remains imperfectly explored. Though the labours of economists and historians have been increasingly fruitful in this direction in recent years, a good deal that is germane to the subject lies hidden. The Friendly Societies have not yielded all their buried treasures, and further investigations respecting the Gild organisations and Journeymen's associations would doubtless be well repaid.
Though it was necessary for me to confine myself to the more beaten tracks, it appeared to me that a short account of the four great forms of spontaneous voluntary associations in Great Britain might prove useful. The perplexing industrial struggles which agitate society to-day have their roots in the conflicts of past ages, and it is necessary to invoke the witness of history to throw light upon the impulses which guide the great democratic movements of our own times.
How the more satisfactory distribution of wealth, which ethical considerations demand, may be effected, remains as one of the problems which clamours urgently for solution.

Author(s):
M. Fothergill Robinson
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1330737547
ISBN-13:
9781330737545
Number of pages:
403
Publisher:
Forgotten Books
Title:
The Spirit of Association: Being Some Account of the Gilds, Friendly Societies, Co-Operative Movement, and Trade Unions of Great Britain

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