Fabian socialism is a type of socialism founded in 1884 in Britain. It sought use of the democratic framework to achieve gradual conversion to socialism. This approach originated from the movement for utopian socialism. Its nine founding members were Frank Podmore, Edward R. Pease, William Clarke, Hubert Bland, Percival Chubb, Frederick Keddell, Henry Hyde Champion,Edith Nesbit, and Rosamund Dale Owen. Havelock Ellis is sometimes also mentioned as a tenth founding member, though there is some question about this.
The Fabians were influential in forming the ideas of the British Labour Party
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- McCarran, Margaret Patricia Fabianism in the Political Life of Britain - 1919-1931 (1954)
- Martin, Rose Fabian Freeway: High Road to Socialism in the U.S.A. (1968)
- Webb, Beatrice and Sidney Webb. Industrial Democracy (Originally published in 1897, link goes to 1902 publication), a highly influential statement by British Fabians.
- Pease, Edward R. The History of the Fabian Society (1912)
- Cole, Margaret The Story of Fabian Socialism (1961)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 (1961) The Story of Fabian Socialism. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-1163700105.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 (1962) Fabian Socialism and English Politics, 1884-1918. Cambridge University Press.
- ↑ (1916) The History of the Fabian Society.
- ↑ (1993) Australia's First Fabians: Middle-class Radicals, Labour Activists and the Early Labour Movement. Cambridge University Press.
- ↑ The Rise and Fall of England: 11. The Fabian Thrust to Socialism. The Freeman (January 01, 1969).