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Webb [née Potter], (Martha) Beatrice (1858-1943), social reformer and diarist

John H. Davis

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Beatrice Potter's early life | Emotional upheaval | Beatrice and feminism | Social observation and socialism | Sidney Webb's early life | Sidney's intellectual evolution | The early partnership | Sidney and London politics | The intellectual partnership | Expertise and efficiency | The Grosvenor Road salon | Educational reform | The poor-law commission and the minority report | The Far Eastern tour, 1911-1912 | The Webbs embrace Labour | War and the Webbs | The Labour Party constitution and programme | Post-war writings | Sidney's return to public life | Sidney's ministerial career | A new civilization? | The Russian trips | Final years | Conclusion

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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