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Does the evidence of source C support the evidence of sources A and B about Jarrow?

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Does the evidence of source C support the evidence of sources A and B about Jarrow? Source C shows a photograph taken in Jarrow in 1932, it shows unemployed men. The photograph has the following views. It shows unemployed men wandering around with nothing to do. They look bored. I would say that these men would have worked at Palmers Shipyard. The closure of the shipyard would have left them unemployed and without the prospect of a job due to the Wall Street Crash. There were terrible effects after the Wall Street Crash as it lead to extreme unemployment in towns like Jarrow, where they relied on the Shipyard for jobs. As they ships weren't needed to transport goods they were shutdown. Source C supports Source A because source C shows a photograph of unemployed men. In source A it says ''There was no prospect of a job'' which means that he was unemployed and was unlikely to find a job. There were many people in the photograph so the source tells me that many people were unemployed. This supports source A as in source A the author says ''Then in 1931 everything went bankrupt and we in Jarrow had to suffer for it''. This means that many people had to suffer; obviously many people had lost their jobs. ...read more.


He says ''we patched up all our clothes as did all the others''. We can clearly see though that the unemployed men in the picture aren't wearing patched up clothes. Source C does not support source A because in source A it says that ''everything went bankrupt'' and ''there was no prospect of a job''. In a way Source C does not support that because you can clearly see a car in the background which means that someone owns a car. This suggests that some people were in better condition as cars were very expensive to buy and the people in Jarrow were meant to be suffering from the bankruptcy and having no money. I can see that source C does not support source A because in source C I can see a woman wearing a fur coat. This is hinting that there were some wealthy people at the time. This doesn't support source A because in source A the author said that he and his wife often went without a meal on Sunday just to feed the children. This shows poverty not wealth. A weakness of source A is that he was a councillor so he could have been biased. He could have gone ''over the top'' and made Jarrow out to be extremely poor. I think this because source C does not show the unemployed men suffering. ...read more.


This does not support source B as source B clearly shows that 6,793 of the town's workforce were unemployed. If they were unemployed they would not have been able to afford a car. I do not know the purpose of source C or B. Source C may be exaggerated and it is not reliable as we do not know why it was taken and who took the photograph. We do not know the origin or purpose of source C and it might not show true living and working conditions. All three sources contain evidence of unemployment. We are not sure about the origin and purpose so we do not know the reliability of source B and C. Source B's purpose could be to make Jarrow sound poorer than it really was by showing the unemployment figures increase drastically. However the purpose of source C could be to show Jarrow in happier times as the photograph could be staged to show that the people in Jarrow were not suffering. Overall source C supports source B because Source C shows unemployed men, wearing their own clothes, with nothing to do and nowhere to go. The source shows evidence of unemployment. This supports source B because source B shows that the amount of the town's workforce who were unemployed increased rapidly. Most people were unemployed when the photo was taken, and the photograph reflects this. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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