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Beatrice Webb: early social campaigner is commemorated

Murray, Jenni and Horton, Tim and Seymour-Jones, Carole (2008) Beatrice Webb: early social campaigner is commemorated. [Audio]

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Abstract

"The Fabian Society and the Webb Memorial Trust have launched a major project to commemorate the work of Beatrice Webb in the year running up to the centenary of her 1909 Minority Report that she wrote for the Poor Law Reform Commission. Her report was a radical critique of poverty and called for an end to the Poor Law and the establishment of a welfare state. It heavily influenced William Beveridge’s 1942 report which led to the implementation of our modern welfare system. Jenni [Murray] is joined by Tim Horton of the Fabian Society and biographer Carole Seymour-Jones to discuss Beatrice and the legacy of her work." - web page.

Item Type: Audio
Additional Information: Linked from the web page is an archived recording of a 10 minute discussion on 1909 Minority Report as part of BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour, originally broadcast on 30 January 2008. The web page was accessed on 19 April 2013.
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 15:58
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2013 15:58
URI: http://webbs.library.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/593

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