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How far do these sources offer support for the view that Saltaire was built in response to the poor living and working conditions in Bradford?

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How far do these sources offer support for the view that Saltaire was built in response to the poor living and working conditions in Bradford? Saltaire was built near a close town called Shipley. It was built by Sir Titus Salt. There has been a developing debate growing over the years on the motives of Salt building the villages. This has been due to the lacking of evidence available to the fact that salt left very little primary evidence as he was not a very good public speaker or writer. There have been many capitalistic and paternalistic reasons. Many historians believe that Saltaire was built for capitalistic reasons. The reasons behind this are that salt built washhouses and created fines. The living conditions at the time in Bradford were dreadful. Bradford has been described at the time to be one of the filthiest towns The town had no proper sewage and water supply. ...read more.

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It suggests that maybe Salt really for the people and built Saltaire to improve the bad conditions. However it could be exaggerated and sometimes newspaper tend to do this to make the story interesting and so the sources reliability is questionable. This article was released five years before Salt had the idea so he must have been influenced but we cannot even be sure if Salt had seen the newspaper. Source B is a paragraph about Titus salt from a biography written by Jack Reynolds, which was published in 1983. This source agrees and directly answers the question and also hints that there are paternal and capitalist reasons behind salt building Saltaire. "To protect myself," he said "from sudden withdrawal of labour". I believe that salt was frightened of strikes and his business failing so he built Saltaire in order to keep his workers. I believe that there is lack of evidence to prove this from an extract. It is useful because we can see that it shows Salts motives into building Saltaire. ...read more.

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It is not very dependable because the picture was taken in 1999. Source E is an extract taking from a book called "Titus and Saltaire, Industry and virtue" written by John Styles in 1994. I believe this source agrees with the question. Even though it does not answer the question directly it show many motive for Structure to be built. Many reasons indicate the poor health reasons and working conditions and so they were paternal reasons. I t is not very trustworthy because it maws released in 1994. This many years after the construction of Saltaire. The source mainly all indicate that the Saltaire was built because of the poor conditions in Bradford. There was much poverty and disease in Bradford and maybe Salt felt compelled to do something about this. Some of the source can be linked like C and E because they both have paternal reasons ands suggest that saltaire was built because of poor living conditions. Some source however like D or A suggests that there were capitalist reasons because of the almshouses were not used for what they were, people could be get rid of out the houses. ...read more.

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