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1st Edition

Jewish Immigrants in London, 1880–1939

ISBN 9781138663053
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Between 1880 and 1939, a quarter of a million European Jews settled in England. Tananbaum explores the differing ways in which the existing Anglo-Jewish communities, local government and education and welfare organizations sought to socialize these new arrivals, focusing on the experiences of working-class women and children.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Susan L. Tananbaum; Chapter 1 A Brief History of the Acculturation of a Jewish Community: London, 1880–1939, Susan L. Tananbaum; Chapter 2 Public Health in London’s Jewish East End, 1880–1939, Susan L. Tananbaum; Chapter 3 Communal Networks: Taking Care of their Own and Efforts to Secure the Community’s Reputation, Susan L. Tananbaum; Chapter 4 The Impact of Education: Anglicization of Jewish East Enders Begins with Schooling, Susan L. Tananbaum; Chapter 5 Religious Education: Conflicting Educational Views within the Jewish Community, Susan L. Tananbaum; Chapter 6 Jewish Clubs and Settlement Houses: The Impact of Recreational Programmes on the Anglicization of East Enders, Susan L. Tananbaum; Chapter 7 Women’s and Children’s Moral Health in London’s East End, 1880–1939: The Making and Unmaking of Jews and ‘Jewesses’, Susan L. Tananbaum; Chapter 8 Becoming English in the Workplace, Susan L. Tananbaum; Chapter 102 Conclusion, Susan L. Tananbaum;

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Susan L. Tananbaum


"Tananbaum focuses on the local sphere of London life. (...) she provides a fresh perspective on the story of the various communal institutions which sought to “improve” the lives of the Jewish poor in London, covering, variously, public health, communal networks, education – both secular and religious – clubs and settlement houses, and so on."

- Laura Vaughan, UCL, UK