Englishmen and Jews
An account of the history of Jewish immigrants in London and of Britains response to them. The book investigates the reality of Jewish assimilation and reveals that despite the legal freedoms, cultural and political antipathy to Jews was far greater...
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An account of the history of Jewish immigrants in London and of Britains response to them. The book investigates the reality of Jewish assimilation and reveals that despite the legal freedoms, cultural and political antipathy to Jews was far greater than assumed, and their integration a fiction.
This book presents an important new perspective on Jews in England - and English attitudes towards them - during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This was a period of fundamental change. At the accession of Queen Victoria, Jews in England were a small and disadvantaged minority, numbering no more than 30,000 and excluded from parliament. By the early twentieth century, political and legal disabilities had been almost completely abolished, the Jewish population grown tenfold, and mass immigration from eastern Europe had changed the face of Anglo-Jewry. In exploring these fundamental changes David Feldman investigates the reality of Jewish integration more rigorously than any previous study, and addresses the central questions arising from the Jewish presence in England. To what extent did English society accept or reject the Jewish minority within it? How did the Jews' religious, communal and political identities develop in the English context? What was the impact of immig
<p> David Feldman is the author of ten previous volumes of Imponderables<small><sup>&#174;</sup></small>. He has a master's degree in popular culture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and consults and lectures on the media. He lives in New York City. </p>
- Part 1 Jews And The Nation, 1840-80: 1 Jewish Emancipation And Political Argument In Early Victorian England; 2 Rabbinism, Popery And Reform; 3 Dimensions Of Difference; 4 Disraeli, Jews And The English Question; 5 The Contradictions Of Emancipated Jewry. Part 2 Immigrants And Workers, 1880-1914: 6 Emigration And The Jewish Working Class; 7 The Impact Of Immigration; 8 The Structure Of Industry In The Jewish East End; 9 Organized Labour; 10 Unorganized Labour. Part 3: 11 Immigration, Social Policy And Politics; 12 English Jews And The Problems Of Immigration; 13 Association And Communal Politics; 14 The Politics Of Anglicisation; 15 The State, The Nation And Jewish Politics.