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Edwardian Progressive Visitors to India, 1905–14

Nicholas Owen

in The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter analyses the growing possibilities for co-operation between the early Labour Party in Britain and the newly resurgent Congress movement in India. It does so through examination of four ... More


British Progressives and Civil Society in India, 1905–1914

NICHOLAS OWEN

in Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the views of British Progressives at the start of the 20th century. The period saw the arrival of a new complicating development that revitalized the old debate about whether ... More


Stalin and the Fellow-Travelers Revisited

Michael David-Fox

in Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter gives new documentation and interpretation of the Soviet visits of the leading fellow-travelers in the 1930s, including George Bernard Shaw, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Henri Barbusse, and ... More


LSE: A History of the London School of Economics and Political Science 1895-1995

Ralf Dahrendorf

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202400
eISBN:
9780191675331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202400.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The London School of Economics and Political Science — the LSE — is one of the most famous academic institutions in the world. This history provides a lively account of the first century of a ... More


Renewed Diary Experiment: The Reach for Literature and Beyond

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Woolf expands her 1926 diary. In February, she begins “a new convention”: starting each entry on a new page, her “habit in writing serious literature.” In May, she reaches outward toward public ... More


Women Writers

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The anti-suffrage cause was very fortunate in its women writers. Opponents of votes for women included many of the best-selling female novelists of the day and a number of prominent women writers on ... More


Beatrice (Potter) Webb

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Beatrice (Potter) Webb, a slum explorer and philanthropist. Born to a wealthy Gloucestershire businessman and his wife who were involved with the Charity Organization Society ... More


Self-Effacement Revisited: Women and Scientific Autobiography

George Levine

in Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter addresses the “masculinity” or “femininity”to particular modes of thinking and action to be reflections of other writers' views. Women writing about themselves often reaffirm the ... More


The Fabians, Early and Late

Joseph Persky

in The Political Economy of Progress: John Stuart Mill and Modern Radicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190460631
eISBN:
9780190460662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460631.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Mill’s stepdaughter, Helen Taylor, added to his radical reputation by publishing his autobiography and essays on socialism. She also acted as a bridge to the followers of Henry George and the ... More


Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Ellen Ross (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Late-nineteenth-century Britain saw the privileged classes forsake society balls and gatherings to turn their considerable resources to investigating and relieving poverty. By the 1890s at least half ... More


“Irritate”

Charles A. Carpenter

in Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034058
eISBN:
9780813038254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034058.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Compared to other Fabians, Shaw relied heavily on attention given to his personality, his appearance, to his ideas, and, most importantly, his verbalizing. One of the fundamental aspects of Shaw's ... More


‘London is blacker than lacquer’

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The cultural and social climate to which Lao She would respond in Er Ma was one both of hidebound retrenchment and outward-looking optimism, the latter thanks to the efforts of Binyon, Waley, and ... More


Labour Colonies in Europe

Barbara Arneil

in Domestic Colonies: The Turn Inward to Colony

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198803423
eISBN:
9780191841606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803423.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

In Chapter 3, the author begins with labour colonies for the ‘idle poor’ in Europe (Holland, France, Britain, and Germany). In each case the volume analyses the colonies themselves and the population ... More


Travellers, Tourists and Texts1

Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran

in Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190642938
eISBN:
9780190686475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190642938.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter discusses the growth of western tourism to Lahore in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. Tourism was made possible by the emergence of steam ships and railways and the opening ... More


Hugo Sinzheimer and the Economic Constitution

Ruth Dukes

in The Labour Constitution: The Enduring Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199601691
eISBN:
9780191792700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601691.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces the figure of Hugo Sinzheimer, his conception of labour law (as a corrective to private law), and his idea of the economic constitution. It examines both the idea of the ... More


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