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Our partnership

Webb, Beatrice (1948) Our partnership. Longmans, Green, London and New York.

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CONTENTS: INTRODUCTION. The Other One. CHAPTER I: Studies in British Trade Unionism [1892-1898]. Qualifications for research. Trade Union Enquiry. Trades Union Congresses. Marriage. Fabian Junta. Royal Commission on Labour. Constitution of T.U.C. Theory of trade unionism. CHAPTER II: Municipal and University Administration [1892-1898]. London County Council. The London Programme. L.C.C. elections. Technical Education Board. London School of Economics. Reconstruction of London University. CHAPTER III: Social and Political Environment [1892-1898]. Fabian Manifesto. Political situation. Family and social surroundings. Education Bill (1897). National Union of Women Workers. CHAPTER IV: Enquiry into English Local Government [1899—1905]. The Housekeeping State. History of social services. Visits to local authorities and research into local administration. Analysis of material. CHAPTER V: The Unification of London Education [1899—1902]. A Faculty of Economic and Political Science. South African War. Liberal and Labour Party splits. Fabianism and the Empire. Bishop of London and the Church. The New Liberalism. London University Act. CHAPTER VI: The London Education Act and After [1903-1905]. Education Authority for London. London Education Bill campaign. Religious instruction in schools. L.C.C. administration. London “Society”. CHAPTER VII: Royal Commission on the Poor Law and the Relief of Distress [1905-1909]. The Old Poor Law. Constitution of the Commission. Liberal Government (1905). Working of Commission. Webb enquiries and scheme of reform. Conflicts of policy. Women’s suffrage. Visits to Scotland and Ireland. Majority and Minority Reports. CHAPTER VIII: The Plunge into Propaganda [1909—1911]. Press reception of Poor Law Reports. Break-Up of the Poor Law campaign. National Society for the Prevention of Destitution. Counter-campaign. Liberal reaction. National Insurance Acts. Success or failure? A New Civilisation. Biographical Index (Margaret I. Cole)

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Edited by Barbara Drake and Margaret I. Cole. There is a photographic portrait of Beatrice with Sidney in the front matter, a portrait of Sidney on a plate after page 30, and of Beatrice after page 34.
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 15:33
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 16:44
URI: http://webbs.library.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/324

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