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Fabian Tracts, no. 1-188

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HX 11 F25

Fabian Society, (Great Britian). Fabian Tracts, no. 1-188. Wakefield, Yorkshire: Micro Methods, Ltd., 1967

4 reels. 35 mm.


            The Fabians are a British Socialist Society founded in 1884. Although influenced by Karl Marx, the Society rejected the necessity of violent revolution, believing that gradual change would bring eventual Socialism. The Society, which included Sidney and Beatrice Webb, George Bernard Shaw, and other important figures, made a major intellectual contribution to Britain's Labour Party.
             The Tracts are a series of publications issued periodically by the Fabians, discussing many of the social and economic issues in Britain. The tracts reproduced here were published form 1884-1919; most were written by Sidney Webb, but Beatrice Webb, George Bernard Shaw and others also contributed.


            Reel 1: Tracts 1-41, 1884-1892.

            Reel 2: Tracts 42-79, 1892-1897.

            Reel 3: Tracts 80-149, 1897-1910.

            Reel 4: Tracts 150-188, 1910-1919.


            A list of tracts in the reel is included at the beginning of each reel. A list of Fabian Tracts issued from 1884-1924 is also in Appendix IV, page 289 of Edward A R. Pease's The History of the Fabian Society, London: Frank Cass, 1963.

            Great Britain--History--Collections
            Great Britain--Politics and Government--Collections