• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How Far Do These Sources help us understand whether Chartism was a Social, Political, or Economic Movement?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

How Far Do These Sources help us understand weather Chartism was a Social, Political, or Economic Movement? By Joe Wreford. I am aiming to find out how far these sources help to understand what kind of movement Chartism was. I will be deciding if it was social, political, or economic. To do this I will be analysing each source in turn. J.R Stephens wrote the first source (Source A) in September 1838. From looking at this source I could see that he believes that Chartism was an economic movement that had some social meaning. I can see that it is economic because Stephens writes. "As much wages for that work as would keep him in plenty." This is saying that money is very important for every man. Even tough Stephens was middle-class he still wanted the working class to be cared for. He also writes. "Every working man." This is suggesting that the working classes are part of society. ...read more.

Middle

This shows a social and economic view to the chartist movement. Cole's evidence comes from Stephens and Gammage. He also wrote this source in 1941. As it was written during wartime his views may have altered. This may explain why he is more concerned with humanity. He was not an eyewitness as he wrote this source around one hundred years after the events. This all means that the source is not very reliable. In source D Briggs says that Chartism was a movement made up of local grievances put together to give them national expression. The source shows a mixture of social, economic and political ideas. Briggs mentions the "Onset of business depression." This is suggesting an economic motivation from the chartists. As there were economic difficulties for the working class at that time. The sources reliability has to be questioned as it was written over one hundred years after the chartist movement ended. ...read more.

Conclusion

this would lead me to believe that the arguments are both valid. Source G again written by Dorothy Thompson talks about an socio-economic movement. According to Thompson chartist stemmed from lower society needing a movement that would allow them to have a fair part of the economy. This source is in agreement with sources E and F about the social reasons for the movement. Even tough it was written in 1984 it could still be seen as a good source as it is linked in with sources E and F. From looking at the evidence in sources A to G I believe that chartist was a complicated movement with many aspects to its beginning. The sources were mainly social with strong political and economic parts to it. From the arguments given by Gammage in source B I believe that the movement was political but was done to solve the social problems. The economy also plays an important part. In source C G.D.H.Cole writes that the social problems were started by the bad economy for the working class. My final decision is that chartist was a social movement. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Sociology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Sociology essays

  1. Evaluate the Significance of Socilogy To Understand Social Work Practice.

    He thought that individuals were free to choose their actions and roles. He suggested that they were also able to step out from one role to another and change them if they wanted and were not restricted by others in society into acting roles as directed by others in society.

  2. Suffrage movement during the progressive era.

    They were also more educated and as such believed they were capable of taking care of the finances. Another area that women's lives were changing in was that of relationships. At one time women's lives were controlled almost completely by men.

  1. Disucss the conention that weak leadership, rather than any economic or political factor was ...

    effects of that belief were, to slap the loyalty of the working men, to make them dislike the country of their birth, to broad over their wrongs, to cherish feelings of revenge, and to hate the rich of the land" 1 Samuel Kydd was in no means wrong with his

  2. Analyze how Far From Heaven employ mechanisms of cinematic identification.

    These differences lead to disadvantaging the nonwhites. There has been many disagreements to what exactly racism is, some thinkers believe that racism is a kind of intentional ill-will while others believe that it is a kind of social structure (Zack, N, 1998:11). Most people believe that only blacks and whites are involved in the question of racism and it has been stereotyped even in Far From Heaven.

  1. Outline Weber's account of hierarchical authority. In what ways does it help us to ...

    Every night the father came home from work and the family sat around the dinner table together talking about their days and the latest news. The father would then go read the newspaper, while the wife cleaned up dinner, and the children did their homework.

  2. How far do the main protagonists in Girl, Interrupted and Prozac Nation attribute their ...

    They show kindness to the student nurses, they look at them and see what their lives could be like if they were not in hospital, "improved versions of us" They feel the need to protect their innocent because it is something they no longer have, "They were our proxies" At

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work