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Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism

Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940

Living with Difference

Authors: Summers, Anne

  • Explores the history of multiculturalism in Britain
  • Reveals the friendships between Christian and Jewish Women before the Second World War
  • Does so through examining a range of diverse sources
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About this book

This book offers an entirely new contribution to the history of multiculturalism in Britain, 1880-1940. It shows how friendship and co-operation between Christian and Jewish women changed lives and, as the Second World War approached, actually saved them. The networks and relationships explored include the thousand-plus women from every district in Manchester who combined to send a letter of sympathy to the Frenchwoman at the heart of the Dreyfus Affair; the religious leagues for women’s suffrage who initiated the first interfaith campaigning movement in British history; the collaborations, often problematic, on refugee relief in the 1930s; the close ties between the founder of Liberal Judaism in Britain, and the wife of the leader of the Labour Party, between the wealthy leader of the Zionist women’s movement and a passionate socialist woman MP. A great variety of sources are thoughtfully interrogated, and concluding remarks address some of the social concerns of the present century.

About the authors

Anne Summers is Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. She was formerly a Curator of Modern Historical Manuscripts at the British Library. Her many publications on women’s history include Angels and Citizens: British Women as Military Nurses, 1854-1914 and Female Lives, Moral States: Women, Religion and Political Culture in Britain, 1800-1930.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Summers, Anne

    Pages 1-19

  • Women and Men in a Religious Landscape: Britain in the Late Nineteenth Century

    Summers, Anne

    Pages 23-32

  • Joint Enterprises: ‘The Co-operation of Ladies Who Are Not Christians’

    Summers, Anne

    Pages 33-47

  • ‘Dear Madame Dreyfus’

    Summers, Anne

    Pages 49-62

  • ‘Votes for Women!’

    Summers, Anne

    Pages 63-83

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42150-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42149-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940
Book Subtitle
Living with Difference
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42150-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42150-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42149-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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