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By Susan D. Pennybacker

ISBN-10: 0415035880

ISBN-13: 9780415035880

ISBN-10: 0415865328

ISBN-13: 9780415865326

The London County Council used to be a the world's greatest municipal govt and a laboratory for social experimentation earlier than the good battle. It sought to grasp the issues of metropolitan amelioration, political financial system and public culture.
Pennybacker's social background checks the imaginative and prescient of London Progressivism opposed to its practitioners' accomplishments. She argues that the old reminiscence of the hopes encouraged through LCC success and the disillusions spawned by way of failure, are effective forces in latest deeply ambivalent responses to metropolitan politics in London. The `new women', bohemian London, scandal within the development undefined, midwifery, accommodation homes, kid's provision and the track corridor have been all provocative matters in LCC paintings. Their tale richly inspires lifestyles within the turn-of-the-century city and illustrates the complexities of `municipal socialism'.

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