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19. Will you advocate vigorous action upon any complaint of a Parish Meeting or Council that a Rural District Council has neglected to provide proper drainage, adequate water supply, or to repair high roads, or to take proceedings to prevent stoppage of rights of way or enclosure of roadside wastes, or enforce the provisions of Public Health Act, 1875?

20. Will you vote for the (a) grant to Urban Districts of the full number of Councillors allowed by law, and (6) for the division of all Urban Districts into wards ?

21. Will you take care that in Parish and District Council elections the poll is kept open so late as to suit the convenience of the working-class electors, and that in Urban Districts it is not closed till 101 o'clock?

IV.-LOCAL GOVERNMENT

REFORM. 22. Will you support such an amendment of the law as would enable women, if elected, to serve upon County Councils ?

23. Are you in favor of the County Council having undivided control of the police, and unrestricted power to choose its own clerk ?

24. Will you support such an extension of the powers of the County Council as would enable it to (a) Construct and maintain light railways and rural

tramways

where thought necessary ? (b; Exercise control over canals and

navigable rivers within the county? (c) Construct and maintain works for

water storage and distribution, and

for the prevention of floods ?
(d) Pay the travelling expenses of its

members, and a compensation to
them for time spent on county
business?

Signature of Candidate.

Printed by G. STANDRING, 7 and 9 Finsbury-street, E.C., and Published by the FABIAN SOCIETY, 276 Strand, London, W.C.-February, 1895.

WHAT TO READ

ON

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SUBJECTS.

FOURTH EDITION. ENLARGED AND RE-ARRANGED.

PUBLISHED AND SOLD BY

THE FABIAN SOCIETY.

PRICE SIXPENCE NET.

LONDON :

THE FABIAN Society, 3 CLEMENT'S INN, STRAND, W.C.

OCTOBER 1901

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The following list is not intended to be a complete bibliography. The books selected are for the most part recent, inexpensive and accessible, together with such others as are indispensable to the adequate study of the subject.

Different standards have been adopted in the selection of books for different parts of the list. For instance, only a few of the best books on early and mediæval history are given ; while, on the other hand, an attempt has been made to include every important hook issued as part of the Socialist propaganda during the past twelve or thirteen years. With the exception of some important American books, only works obtainable in the United Kingdom have been included, and the majority deal with English problems. It has been impossible to find space even for representative specimens of those local records and reports which must be the chief sources of any thorough and original study of social history. A few periodical publications have been included; but, with one or two exceptions, magazine articles have not been mentioned, although much of the best results of modern controversy and enquiry is to be read only in that form.

Few public libraries yet contain all the books here mentioned ; and all who desire to promote serious enquiry into social subjects are urged to induce any libraries with which they are connected to obtain as many of them as possible.

Where books are no longer stocked by the original publisher every endeavor has been made to give the name of the publisher (or bookseller) from whom they are not to be obtained.

In the case of books published out of London, the place of publication is usual) inserted. Where the publishers have no London house or recognized agent, th names precede the place of publication, thus : “Sealy (Dublin)." Names of firr following the place of publication, thus : “(New York) Putnams,” or “(Bosto Gay,” are those of publishers with London houses or of the recognized agents for book.

A list of publishers, with the full addresses, appears on pages 45-47.

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For modern books, much the best and handiest general subject-catalogue is W. S. Sonnenschein's “Best Books" (Sonnenschein; 1894), and his “Readers' Guide to Contemporary Literature" (Sonnenschein ; 1895). These two works can now only be obtained together, the price being 258. net. The “Handbook of Labor Literature,” compiled by Helen Marot (1899 : Free Library of Economics and Political Science, Philadelphia, 1 dol.), contains an excellent descriptive selection of English and American works. Details of the “ Bibliography of Muncipal Problems and City Conditions” (1901)—an invaluable publication-are given on page 30, under “Municipal Enterprise."

For old books the reader should consult Watts' “ Bibliotheca Britannica,” o.p., which gives English books published before 1824, under subjects and under authors. Many articles in the “ Encyclopædia Britannica," the “ Dictionary of National Biography" (Smith Elder), and the “ Dictionary of Political Economy” (Macmillan), have short but well-chosen bibliographies appended to them.

Every paper printed in any important magazine, from the beginning of the century to 1882, will be found catalogued under its subject, in Poole's “Index to Periodical Literature” (Kegan Paul. 73/6 net). The following further Supplements can be obtained of Kegan Paul :—1882-86, 36s.; 1887-92, 40s. net; 1892-96, sos. net. The method of reference, which is rather complicated, is explained in the introduction. The “ Annual Literary Index," edited by W. L. Fletcher and R. R. Bowker (New York; Office of the Publishers' Circular) is an annual Supplement. The "Index and Guide to Periodicals," published annually, gives in each issue a complete index to contents of periodicals of the previous year, and an exhaustive list of the magazines and reviews of the world, including names of editors, addresses and prices (Review of Reviews Office, Mowbray House, Norfolk-street, W.C. Vols. I., II., IV., V., for years 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894 respectively, 5s. each. Vol. III. (1892), o.p. ; vols. VI.-X. (1895-99), 10s. each). The best index dealing with current events from 1899 is Bailey's "Index to the Times” (monthly 35., and annual 155. ; Eyre). Before 1899 Palmer's “Index to the Times " (80 vols.) should be consulted.

Dietrich's “ Bibliographie der Deutschen Zeitschriften-Litteratur” is an annual index to German periodical literature; and Jordell’s “ Repertoire bibliographique des principales revues francaises " fulfils the same office for France.

All the above bibliographies and catalogues are in the British Museum Readingroom.

When the books appearing in the following pages contain useful bibliographies, this fact is usually mentioned. In some cases special bibliographies are given at the foot of the section.

A number of manuscript bibliographies and a large collection of books and pamphlets (many of the latter now out of print) are open to students at the British Library of Political Science, now at 10 Adelphi-terrace, Strand, W.C., and shortly to be removed to the Passmore Edwards Hall of the University of London, Clare Market, W.C.

SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS.

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Social and Economic History.

ORIGINS OF SOCIETY AND EARLY HISTORY
MEDIÆVAL HISTORY
MODERN
History OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT...
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL HISTORY
INDUSTRIAL AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS...
BIOGRAPHIES OF SOCIALISTS AND REFORMERS

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Economic Theory.

EARLY ECONOMICS
CLASSICAL
MODERN
HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THEORY
PUBLIC FINANCE (INCLUDING RATES AND TAXATION)
CURRENCY, BANKING AND EXCHANGE
FREE TRADE, PROTECTION AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

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Political Science and Government.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY (British)
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT
IMPERIAL PROBLEMS.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT :

Local government, general
Poor law...
Municipal enterprise and government
London government
Sanitation and hygiene
Housing ...

Hospital management
ELECTORAL AND LEGISLATIVE MACHINERY
ELECTION AND REGISTRATION LAW
CITIZENSHIP

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