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American diary, 1898.

Author: Beatrice Webb
Publisher: Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1963.
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"In 1898 Beatrice Webb, with her husband, the eminent Sidney Webb (co-founder of the Fabian Society), and a companion, Charles Trevelyan, visited the United States on one lap of a tour that took them also to Australia and New Zealand. An inveterate diarist, Mrs. Webb kept a detailed journal of her experiences and impressions, of which this is the American portion. Too provincial and too British to appreciate fully  Read more...
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Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943.
American diary, 1898.
Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1963
(OCoLC)557664329
Online version:
Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943.
American diary, 1898.
Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1963
(OCoLC)629683557
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrice Webb
OCLC Number: 419484
Description: 181 pages illustrations 22 cm
Responsibility: Edited by David A. Shannon.

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"In 1898 Beatrice Webb, with her husband, the eminent Sidney Webb (co-founder of the Fabian Society), and a companion, Charles Trevelyan, visited the United States on one lap of a tour that took them also to Australia and New Zealand. An inveterate diarist, Mrs. Webb kept a detailed journal of her experiences and impressions, of which this is the American portion. Too provincial and too British to appreciate fully what she saw abroad, Mrs. Webb was, nevertheless, keenly perceptive, and her impressions are of great value because she brought an informed and intelligent mind from outside America to focus on her subject. Though sometimes superficial and frequently barbed, she is never dull and in many of her insights is ahead of her time. The current interest of the Webbs was in problems of city government, and they took pains to seek out and interview a number of people who were prominent or were later to become prominent in American affairs including Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, John Peter Altgeld, Jane Addams, Lillian Wald, 'Czar' Reed, and numerous college professors"--Book jacket.

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