The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes
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The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes

Edited by Robert W. Dimand and Harald Hagemann

The most influential and controversial economist of the twentieth century, John Maynard Keynes was the leading founder of modern macroeconomics, and was also an important historical figure as a critic of the Versailles Peace Treaty after World War I and an architect of the Bretton Woods international monetary system after World War II. This comprehensive Companion elucidates his contributions, his significance, his historical context and his continuing legacy.
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Chapter 2: Florence Ada Keynes

Indra Hardeen

Abstract

Florence Ada Keynes, the mother of John Maynard Keynes and wife of John Neville Keynes, had a prolific career in her own right in politics and public service. She served as a town councillor and as the first female mayor of Cambridge. While her three children were at boarding school, she found more time to devote to poverty issues and social work. She served as the President of the National Council of Women of Great Britain.

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