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My apprenticeship, III: Charles Booth and my search for a craft

Webb, Beatrice (1926) My apprenticeship, III: Charles Booth and my search for a craft. Survey (Mar.1). pp. 662-640.

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Abstract

"Mrs. Webb, in her early years as social investigator, had contact with the beginnings of housing reform under Octavia Hill ; the rise of the London Charity Organisation Society under C.S. Loch as a recoil against indiscriminate alms-giving; its alignment against Social legislation; the break with it of Canon Barnett, founder of Toynbee Hall (pioneer of the social settlements); the fresh start, based on comprehensive social inquiry, afforded by Charles Booth's monumental study of the Life and Labour of the People of London (the first of our city surveys); and, in especial, the investigations of the sweated trades out of which grew the British minimum wage acts. These developments all had a profound influence on the formative years of social work in the United States." - Introductory paragraph.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: An 11-page article published on pages 622-625 & 634-640 of the March 1st 1926 issue of 'The Survey'. Its full text is available via the unz.org link.
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: 25 Jul 2012 15:03
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 17:27
URI: http://webbs.library.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/354

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