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The Disinherited SocietyA Personal View of Social Responsibility in Liverpool During the Twentieth Century$
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Margaret Simey

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238003

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317354

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The Creed of Social Responsibility

The Creed of Social Responsibility

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(p.25) Chapter 2 The Creed of Social Responsibility
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The Disinherited Society
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317354.004

This chapter focuses on the development of the creed of social responsibility in Liverpool during the 1920s. It describes the emergence and coming together of moral commitment of the merchant community, the idealism of the young university and the passion of the women's demand for equal citizenship. It suggests that the university would never have come into being without Liverpool's philanthropic tradition and explains that the idea of making provision for higher education originated with the little group of Unitarians.

Keywords:   social responsibility, Liverpool, moral commitment, merchant community, university, women, equal citizenship, philanthropic tradition, higher education, Unitarians

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