The Story of Fabian Socialism
 

 

The Story of Fabian Socialism

Cole, Margaret
Publisher:  Science Editions
Year Published:  1961  
Pages:  366pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX15030

A history of the Fabian Society and the organizations and individuals who were part of the Fabian milieu.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE

PART ONE
Early Days,1883-1894
I THE SMALL BEGINNING
II THE SEED-BED
III THE EARLIEST YEARS
IV `FABIAN ESSAYS IN SOCIALISM'
V THE FIRST BLOOMING
VI POLITICS AND THE I.L.P
VII FABIANS AND FABIANISM IN THE 'NINETIES

PART TWO
Interregnum, 1894-1906
VIII THE HUTGHINSON TRUST AND THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
X THE LABOUR REPRESENTATION COMMITTEE AND TRACT 70
XI FABIAN 'ABERRANCES'
The South African War
The Education Acts
Fiscal Policy

PART THREE
Boom and Conflict, 1906-1914
XII THE SECOND BLOOMING
The Election of 1906 and its meaning
The Episode of Mr Wells
Constitutional change and new groups-the Fabian Nursery and the Women's Group-discussions on Parliament
XIII CONFLICT
Disillusion with Liberalism
The Poor Law Commission and the Poor Law Campaign
The Fabian Reform Committee
The Guild Socialist rebellion and the Research Department
The New Statesman

PART FOUR
The Ways Divide,1914-1938
XIV WAR AND POST-WAR
The Impact of War; Orthodoxy and Rebellion
Webb, Henderson, and the Labour Party-'the inevitability of gradualness'
Guild Socialism and the Labour Research Department
The Fabian Society to 1920
XV THE NINETEEN-TWENTIES
The Fabian Society in the 'twenties-the Half-Circle Club-the Local Government Bureau -the Nursery and the New Fabian Group'
'Fabianism' in Oxford-the 'Cole Group'and the General Strike

PART FIVE
Amalgamation and Revival, 1938-1960
XVII A MARRIAGE ARRANGED
Amalgamation and the new constitution
Webb and Cole-a comparison
Revival and the 'phoney war'. Wartime organisation
After 1940-work in the blitz -the socialist Propaganda Committee
XVIII THE THIRD BLOOMING
Effects of war on Socialist thought
The Society and the Labour Party. The Local Societies
The Fabian Colonial Bureau
The Fabian International Bureau
Home Research
XIX THE LATEST YEARS
XX EPILOGUE - THE RECORD OF FABIANISM

APPENDICES
I Rules and Basis of the Society
II Fabian Officers
III Distribution of Fabian Societies at first and third 'peaks'
IV Overseas Fabianism
V The Fabian Summer School

INDEX OF PERSONS

GENERAL INDEX

Subject Headings

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