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Leeds and its Jewish community

A history

By Derek Fraser

Leeds and its Jewish community

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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2310-7
  • Pages: 352
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £19.99
  • Published Date: March 2019
  • BIC Category: Sociology, RELIGION / Judaism / History, RELIGION / Judaism / General, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Judaism, Local History

Description

The book provides a comprehensive history of the third largest Jewish community in Britain and fills an acknowledged gap in both Jewish and Urban historiography. Bringing together the latest research and building on earlier local studies, the book provides an analysis of the special features which shaped the community in Leeds. Organised in three sections, Context, Chronology and Contours, the book demonstrates how Jews have influenced the city and how the city influenced the community. A small community was transformed by the late Victorian influx of poor migrants from the Russian Empire and within two generations had become successfully integrated into the city's social and economic structure. More than a dozen authors contribute to this definitive history and the editor provides both an introductory and concluding overview which brings the story up to the present day. The book will be of interest to both historians and general readers.

Author

Derek Fraser is Emeritus Professor of History at Teesside University

Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Part I: The context
1 National: Jews in Britain: an historical overview - Geoffrey Alderman
2 Local: Leeds in the age of great cities - Derek Fraser
3 Demographic: The Jewish population of Leeds: how many Jews? - Nigel Grizzard
Part II: The chronology
4 Jews as Yorkshiremen: Jewish identity in late-Victorian Leeds - James Appell
5 Britishness and Jewishness: integration and separation - Aaron Kent
6 Pragmatism or politics: Leeds Jewish tailors and Leeds Jewish tailoring trade unions, 1876-1915 - Anne J. Kershen
7 The Edwardian Jewish community and the First World War - Nigel Grizzard
8 Zionism in Leeds 1892-1939 - Janet Douglas
9 The unwalled ghetto: mobility and anti-semitism in the interwar period - Amanda Bergen
10 The Second World War - Ian Vellins
Part III: The contours of the Leeds Jewish community
11 Jewish heritage in Leeds - Sharman Kadish
12 Fellowship and philanthropy - Derek Fraser
13 At rest and play: leisure and sporting activities - Phil Goldstone
14 The influence of personalities - Michael Meadowcroft
15 Spaces of Jewish belonging - Irina Kudenko
16 The community today and its recent history - Derek Fraser
Index