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Leeds and its Jewish community: A history

Derek Fraser


The book is a comprehensive and definitive history of the Leeds Jewish community, which was – and remains – the third largest in Britain. It is organised in three parts: Context (history, urban, demography); Chronology (covering the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1940s); and Contours (analysing themes and aspects of the history up to the present time). The book shows how a small community was affected by mass immigration, and through economic progress and social mobility achieved integration into the host society. It is a story of entrepreneurial success which transformed a prol ... More

Keywords: Leeds, Jewish community, Integration, Immigration, Social mobility, Suburbia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526123084
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526123084.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Fraser, author
Emeritus Professor of History at Teesside University

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