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BY THE SAME AUTHOR.
A PRIMER OF
Clerk to the London County Council, 1900-1915.
In his new volume he handles with equal success the more restricted, but also more complicated, subject of what it means to be a citizen of London. 'It should be part of every man's religion to see his country well governed,' said a famous statesman: and it should equally be part of every citizen's education to know how his city is governed. In the case of a Londoner this is a difficult matter, but with Mr. Swann's assistance it will now be easier. Apart from its historical merits, the little book is pervaded by the author s strong feeling (which should especially appeal to the young) that he is putting before the reader, not things it may interest him to know, but things that it is a reproach to him not to know.”
Morning Post.–“How to increase the pride of Londoners in London is the problem for which Mr. Swann seeks a solution, and there can be no doubt that his little book will be helpful in the teaching of citizenship--a branch of instruction which is sadly neglected by our educational authorities.
The L.C.C. Staff GazetTE.—"Those actively engaged in Metropolis Administration are in a better position than others to judge of the difficulties which confronted Mr. Swann . and perhaps congratula tions from such persons upon the excellent result which he has achieved may be believed to be all the more sincere. Mr. Swann has written lucidly and indeed entertainingly of all that matters within the range of his subject.”
PROGRESS.-" It is high praise, but the manual is, if possible, a more able performance even than its predecessor--the Primer of English Citizenship.”
THE WHEATSHE 17.—"An excellent companion to the author's previous book 'A Primer of English Citizenship.' Together they form admirable text-books for classes or circles for the study of Citizenship.”
Sır LAURENJE GOMME (in the Preface).—“This book is greatly needed.'
P. S. KING & SON, LTD.,
A PRIMER OF ENGLISH CITIZENSHIP
FREDERIC SWANN, B.A., B.Sc.(LOND.)
SCHOLAR OF KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON,
OF THE INNER TEMPI.E, BARRISTER-AT-LAW,
“A Primer of London Citizenship”
REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
"I call a complete and generous education that which fits a man to perform
LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO.
NEW YORK, TORONTO
JN 321 S8
August, 1913 February, 1918
October, 1918 December, 1918 January, 1919
Made in Great Britain
PREFACE TO THE REVISED AND
The sole object of the author when putting forth this book in 1913 was to furnish for the use of the older pupils in our schools an easily intelligible account of those civic institutions of our country with which, on their entrance into the work-a-day world, they would soon be brought into direct contact; also to hold out an ideal to which they should seek to attain in the discharge of their duties as citizens.
The book has however found wider acceptance than was anticipated, and has been largely used in study circles, in training colleges, in the educational classes held for soldiers on service, also by social workers, and not least by many women who, since their endowment with the parliamentary vote and other attributes of citizenship, have desired to equip themselves with a general knowledge of the working of our system of imperial and local government.
Few if any of our national institutions have emerged unchanged from the ordeal of the Great War. A complete revision of these chapters in which those institutions are described, had therefore become necessary. In the course of this process opportunity has been taken to provide for the wants of those mature readers to whom reference has been made.
On their behalf, and with a view to paving the way for a deeper study of present-day problems, considerable additions have been made to several of the chapters. This has been done without in any way disturbing the original plan and purpose of the work. In order to differentiate the passages addressed to more advanced students from the rest of the text, they have been set in somewhat smaller type, and may thus be judiciously omitted on a first reading of the book, or altogether by younger scholars.
By reason of the many unique features in the local government of London, and in response to a request from London teachers for its inclusion, a new chapter has been added under the title of London and Londoners."