This book is a memorial volume for William J Fishman, whose book, East End 1888, was ‘an overall picture of life among the labouring poor of East London in Victorian times’. It was a finely painted portrait of one year in what is now The London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Going beyond this original volume to discuss the main themes of Fishman's book and chart the changes that have taken place in the area over the past 120 years, this book delves into history and analyses issues which are still relevant and important today. With chapters from leading scholars who explore a range of topics under the headings of politics, anti-alienism/anti-semitism and war, and culture and society, this book will be of interest to those working in the areas of British history and politics.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Colin Holmes is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Anne Kershen is Barnet Shine Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, UK.
Table of Contents
William Jack Fishman – A Brief Biography Lord Trevor Smith Introduction Colin Holmes & Anne J Kershen 1. From East End 1888 to East End 2008: a journey in the life of an inner London borough Anne J Kershen Part I: Politics 2. Anarchists and fellow travellers in London: what we think we know and might never know Michael Berkowitz 3. The Jewish Health Organization of Great Britain in the East End, 1923-1946 Todd Endelman 4. Insiders and Outsiders: Researching Bangladeshi settlement in former Jewish neighbourhoods John Eade Part II: Anti-Alienism/Anti-Semitism and War 5. The Reubens Brothers Colin Holmes 6. Jews and Bombs Jerry White 7. Cable Street in Context: Myth and Reality Daniel Tilles 8. ‘Enemy’ Aliens and internment during World War II: Education, Community, and Identity Maxine Seller Part III: Culture and Society 9. The Tartan Fabric of the East End –exploring building and street patterns of nineteenth century religious practice Laura Vaughan and Kerstin Sailer 10. The gateway to the Cape: Jewish transmigration via the East End of London, 1885-1930 Nicholas Evans 11. Doing the East End Walk, Oi! Tony Kushner 12. Afterword Colin Holmes and Anne J Kershen