By Anne Summers
This publication bargains a completely new contribution to the historical past of multiculturalism in Britain, 1880-1940. It indicates how friendship and co-operation among Christian and Jewish ladies replaced lives and, because the moment global battle approached, really kept them. The networks and relationships explored comprise the thousand-plus ladies from each district in Manchester who mixed to ship a letter of sympathy to the Frenchwoman on the middle of the Dreyfus Affair; the non secular leagues for women’s suffrage who initiated the 1st interfaith campaigning stream in British historical past; the collaborations, frequently problematical, on refugee aid within the Nineteen Thirties; the shut ties among the founding father of Liberal Judaism in Britain, and the spouse of the chief of the Labour get together, among the rich chief of the Zionist women’s stream and a passionate socialist girl MP. a good number of resources are thoughtfully interrogated, and concluding feedback tackle a few of the social matters of the current century.
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34 In the face of such serene unselfconsciousness, that Eva Isaacs should have had so little sense of precedent or entitlement is unsurprising. 40 A. SUMMERS ***** In May 1902, five years after the NUWW’s prayer debate, a conference was held in London to inaugurate the Union of Jewish Women (UJW). The UJW has no founding myth, and so far relatively little documentation concerning its origins has come to light. The communal press supported the initiative, but there is no evidence that male leaders of the community were pushing for a new organisation.
J. Mundella to Mrs Flower, 25 April 1890. 15. 38–9. 16. BL Add MS 47911 ff. d. c. 1888. 17. See Chap. 5. For an account of Samuel Montagu’s career, see Chaim Bermant, The Cousinhood: the Anglo-Jewish Gentry (London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1971). 19. Mellen Press, 1983). 1 From the 1860s Louisa Lady Goldsmid, whose husband was the Liberal MP for Reading, was a key supporter of movements to improve women’s educational and employment opportunities. 3 It was inevitable that the immensely wealthy wives and daughters of the Rothschild dynasty would be drawn into charitable collaborations, though theirs were of a less radical character.
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Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940: Living with Difference by Anne Summers