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By Susan D. Pennybacker

The London County Council was once a the world's biggest municipal executive and a laboratory for social experimentation sooner than the good warfare. It sought to grasp the issues of metropolitan amelioration, political economic climate and public culture.
Pennybacker's social heritage checks the imaginative and prescient of London Progressivism opposed to its practitioners' accomplishments. She argues that the ancient reminiscence of the hopes encouraged by way of LCC fulfillment and the disillusions spawned via failure, are effective forces in modern day 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 conjures up existence within the turn-of-the-century city and illustrates the complexities of `municipal socialism'.

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