Author:George Jacob Holyoake

George Jacob Holyoake
English secularist and co-operator; father of Maltus Questell Holyoake

This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "G. J. H."

George Jacob Holyoake


  • Editor of thirty volumes of The Reasoner
  • The History of the Last Trial by Jury for Atheism in England (1850) (external scan)
  • Rudiments of public speaking and debate; or, Hints on the application of logic, 1861 (external scan)
  • Public speaking and debate, 1863 (external scan)
  • Life and last days of Robert Owen, of New Lanark, 1866 (external scan)
  • Mathematics no mystery, or, The beauties and uses of Euclid, 1866 (external scan)
  • A logic of facts; or, Everyday reasoning, 1866 (external scan)
  • A New Defence of the Ballot in Consequence of Mr. Mill's Objections to it (1868) (external scan)
  • The Principles of Secularism Illustrated ... (1870) (external scan)
  • The logic of co-operation, 1873 short work (external scan)
  • Ten years of gentleman farming at Blennerhasset: with co-operative objects with William Lawson, and Charles D. Hunter, 1874 (external scan)
  • The Limits of Atheism. Or, Why Should Sceptics be Outlaws (1874) (external scan)
  • The History of Co-operation in England: Its Literature and Its Advocates (1875) (external scan)
  • Among the Americans: And A Stranger in America (1881) (external scan)
  • Life of Joseph Rayner Stephens, Preacher and Political Orator (1881) (external scan)
  • Travels in Search of a Settler's Guide-book of America and Canada (1884) (external scan)
  • Manual of co-operation, 1885 (external scan)
  • Hostile and generous toleration, 1886 (external scan)
  • Self-Help One Hundred Years Ago, 1888 (external scan)
  • The Co-operative Movement of To-Day, 1891 (external scan)
  • Sixty Years of an Agitator's Life (1893) (external scan)
  • The path I took, and where it led me : an autobiography and argument, 1894 (external scan)
  • English secularism, 1896 (external scan)
  • The Jubilee History of the Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society from 1817 to 1897 1897 (external scan)
  • The history of the Rochdale Pioneers, 1844-1892 (1900) (external scan)
  • The jubilee history of the Derby Co-operative Provident Society Limited, 1850-1900 (external scan)
  • Bygones Worth Remembering (1905) in 2 vols. vol 1, vol 2
  • The history of co-operation, 1906 vol 1, vol 2
  • Essentials of co-operative education (external scan)

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