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Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906-11 : Old 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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* How had old Jack Linden tried to earn some money? *
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* The author of the book wrote this about it: 'the work possesses at least one merit - that of being true. I have invented nothing. There are no scenes or incidents in the story that I have not either witnessed myself or had conclusive evidence of'. Do you find this convincing? (You may want to look at the other sources before you make your mind up in this question.) *
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