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Webb, Beatrice (1858–1943) and Sidney (1859–1947) By Atkinson, Kate

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1378-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 03 December 2023, from


Beatrice and Sidney Webb were leading intellectual advocates of socialist reform in England. Beatrice Webb (née Potter) was born into a wealthy family, but her early experience as a researcher studying poverty in London with Charles Booth (1840–1916) confirmed her commitment to sociology and socialist values. Sidney Webb was from a lower middle-class family and entered civil service as a progressive member of the London County Council just before the two married in 1892.

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Atkinson, Kate. "Webb, Beatrice (1858–1943) and Sidney (1859–1947)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 3 Dec. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1378-1

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