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Published: 17 September 1987

424 Pages

ISBN: 9780198201113

Bookseller Code (06)

An Edwardian Mixed Doubles: The Bosanquets versus the Webbs

A Study in British Social Policy 1890-1929

A. M. McBriar

A Clarendon Press Publication

Contrasting the Edwardian social policies of two husband-and-wife teams--the Fabian socialists, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, and the philosopher Bernard Bosanquet and his wife, Helen--this work examines the conflict of ideas on social policy on poverty and unemployment that culminated in the lengthy inquiries of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws of 1905-1909.