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Title Leeds and its Jewish community : a history / edited by Derek Fraser
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019
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 人文社會聯圖  DS135.E55 F73 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020616785
Descript xx, 340 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"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 has 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"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Jews -- England -- Leeds -- History
Jews -- England -- Leeds -- Social conditions
Jews -- England -- Leeds -- Identity
Leeds (England) -- Ethnic relations
Alt Author Fraser, Derek, editor
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