1:What signifigent events happened in england in 1912 that would have influenced the world of the play?

Therewas a masive labor strike as well as many war scares. Also the titanic sinking had the whole owrld on edge.

2: What events happened between 1907 and 1912 In the U.K. that would have affected the way the characters acted in the play?

A key set of events that happened was the womans wrights movements of this time
  • 1907 The Women's Freedom League founded
    1908 - in November of this year, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, a member of the small municipal borough of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, was selected as mayor of that town, the first woman so to serve.
    1907, 1912, 1914 – major splits in WSPU
    1905, 1908, 1913 – 3 phases of WSPU militancy (Civil Disobedience – Destruction of Public Property – Arson/Bombings)
    5 July 1909 – Marion Wallace Dunlop went on the first hunger strike – was released after 91 hours of fasting
    1909 The Women's Tax Resistance League founded
    September 1909 – Force feeding introduced to hunger strikers in English prisons
    1910 – Lady Constance Lytton disguised herself as a working class seamstress, Jane Wharton, and was arrested and endured force feeding to prove prejudice in prisons against working class women. Lady Lytton was instrumental in reforming conditions in prisons. The brutal force feeding she was subjected to is believed to have shortened her life span considerably
    February 1910 – Cross-Party Conciliation Committee (54 MPs). Conciliation Bill (that would enfranchise women) passed its 2nd reading by a majority of 109 but Asquith refused to give it more parliamentary time
    November 1910 – Herbert Henry Asquith changed Bill to enfranchise more men instead of women
    18 November 1910 – Black Friday
    October 1912 - George Lansbury, Labour MP, resigned his seat in support of women's suffrage

3: What was happening world wide between the years of 1908 and 1912?

An Inspector Calls World Time Line

Damon & Sana


Sociology Questions...
1. What was the relationship between communism and Socialism?
2. What factors of society catalysed the movement of Socialism?
"The Difference between Communism and Socialism"

Like many political terms in today's world, "communism" and "socialism" are words that are more likely to be said than understood. American culture has influenced people to the point where the two words are inseparable from the Soviet Union and economic-backwardness. For most of us, we associate the words with a vision of an oppressive, totalitarian regime that ruthlessly wields power over its people to forge a worldwide evil empire. In reality, the two words represent two distinct ideas whose relationship has been transformed into one in which they are synonymous, rather than separate. It is important to understand that though "communism" and "socialism" share certain ideas, the two are not interchangeable terms, and thus, not identical concepts.
A good example that explains the exact relationship between "communism" and "socialism" would be to examine the two terms "Catholic" and "Christian". Obviously, though they share a relationship, they are not interchangeable. You could for example, say that the Pope is a "Christian". But you could not say that Billy Graham is a "Catholic".
Why? The two share certain basic beliefs, but differ upon certain specific issues. Fundamentally, Christians and Catholics believe in things like an all-powerful God, the authenticity of the Bible, and the divine resurrection of Jesus Christ. But many Christians would disagree with infant baptisms, the authority of priests to absolve sins, and the direct praying to saints - all things that are part of Catholicism. So while all Catholics are Christians, not all Christians are Catholics. Just as "Catholic" is a narrower and more specific definition of "Christian", "communism" is a narrower and more specific definition of "socialism".
So to understand communism, one must first be able to understand socialism. Socialism first emerged in the late 18th century as a reaction to liberalism and its emphasis on competition. Like liberalism, socialism emphasized the inherent equality of all individuals and like, conservatism, socialism thought that a strong, unified government was desirable. But unlike liberals and conservatives, socialists contended that the inequalities created by competition are unacceptable.

Edwardian- Georgian- Victorian England- Class struggle.
Prison conditions.
Proliferation in crime rate. overflood of prisons. sent to ghouls. Convicts to Australia late 19th century, early 20th century.
Marx- born 1818 made distinct of this struggle and brought to terms 'proletariat' and ' bourgeoise'

Socliam- state which could create a stateless, classless system called Communism.
- stemmed into Leninism, Stalinism, Maoism, Trotskyism

Is this too nice?

POLITICS : Gracie & Courts

Our three questions were:

1) What political movements were occurring at the time?

2) Who was in power?

3) What caused the decline of the Liberal Party?

And here's our slide show where we answered them :)


Picker hand
Card hand
Boss carder

Drawing frame
Slubber hands
Intermediate hands
Speeder hands
Head doffer
Overseer of spinning
Section hand
Overseer of twisting
Band boys
Oiler and bander

Beam warper
Slash tender
Drawing-in girls