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Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906-11 : Working People
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* Extract from 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists', a novel published in 1914 but set in 1906
(British Library W 26/067 2)
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* Extract from 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists'; 1914 *
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You need to study the source carefully before you decide whether it supports or contradicts any of the reasons in the Big Question.
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* Was Frank Owen the sort of worker whom politicians at the time would have approved of? *
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* What evidence is there in this passage that Frank was not a lazy worker? *
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* What problems faced Frank in trying to find work? *
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* This extract comes from a novel, and the author was a Socialist. Does that affect your view of this source's reliability? *
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