This is a comprehensive history of the Jews of the United Kingdom since emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century until the summer of 2013. Originally conceived as a natural sequel to the History of the Jews in England, by Dr Cecil Roth, which ended with the granting of full political equality in 1858, it is also an important onward departure from Professor Alderman’s previous work, Modern British Jewry.
Here Geoffrey Alderman takes the story forward, from an examination of the social structure and economic base of Jewish communities in Victorian England, through the great immigrations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the development of the Zionist movement in Britain, to address contemporary history and issues.
Taking account of the most recent research and based on a wealth of sources, here is the most authoritative and definitive history of modern British Jewry currently available.
Acclaim for Modern British Jewry
“This is an exceptional work, a classic of its genre”
Times Higher Education Supplement
“He writes with authority, his industry is impressive, his research is wide-ranging and thorough. He makes some startling revelations… Serious students of Jewish history will treasure it for its wealth of detail, its candour, and the light it throws on obscure corners of Jewish life”
“An engrossing book, lucidly written, scrupulously annotated”
New Statesman & Society