This volume describes the way in which the Fabian Society works, the distinctive contributions of individuals to that work, the structure they have built and the methods they have evolved to facilitate their labours. Some Fabians are dedicated to shaping economic and social policies, speaking or writing about them and devising the political strategy by which they may be put into practice. The author consulted original material which was available for the first time which has augmented former descriptions of the society and placed incidents in a new setting.
1. Foundation and Basis 2. Practical Work and Propoganda 3. Suburbs and the Provinces 4. Planning the Campaign for Labour 5. The Hutchinson Trust 6. Labour Representation 7. Extending the Horizon 8. Mr Wells and Reform 9. The Nursery and the Groups 10. The Woman Question 11. The Fabian Holiday 12. The Fabian Research Department 13. Evolution Not Revolution 14. Sectional Activities Between the Wars 15. Fabians and Government 16. The SSIP and the Socialist League 17. The Research Bureau and the Society 18. The Colonial and International Bureaux 19. The Home Front 20. Third Time Lucky 21. Opposition Again 22. Friendly Critics 23. One Hundred Years Old Appendix Officers of the Fabian Society