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Five things you may not know about Beatrice Webb ...

Hayter, Diane and Rawes, Richard (2017) Five things you may not know about Beatrice Webb ... Webb Memorial Trust, London.

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Remarkably few people have heard of Beatrice Webb and her husband Sidney. When we ask the question, it is usually just a handful of academics or politicians who know who she is. Yet she was widely recognised in the first half of the 20th century and described on her death by Maynard Keynes as ‘the greatest woman of the generation now passing’. She had a real focus on the vital need to alleviate and reduce the causes of poverty. She learned about the conditions of the poor by working amongst them – no ivory tower for her, As a committed Fabian, she brought her research skills to the challenge; setting out the evidence, looking for causes and solutions, developing workable policies and agitating for change. - From introductory paragraphs.

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Additional Information: Co-authored by Baroness Diane Hayter, Webb Trustee, and Richard Rawes, Chair of Trustees. Blog posted on on 21 Sep 2017.
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 15:12
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 15:14

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