Victorian Jews through British eyes
Published for the Littman Library by Oxford University Press, 1986 - Architecture - 196 pages
Presenting 150 illustrations with commentary, drawn from the pages of Victorian magazines such as the Illustrated London News, Punch, and The Graphic, this innovative social history reveals how Jewish subjects were presented to Victorian readers in 19th-century England. The book shows the British image of the Jew as progressing from a collection of stereotypes--the financier, the peddler, the sharp entrepreneur, the shady ancillary of the machinery of the law--to a more accurate representation of a Victorian bourgeois with distinctive religious practices and tradition, then lapsing once again into stereotypes spurred by the "Aliens Question." More than a chronicle of Jewish life in Victorian England, this study presents a new view of 19th-century Britain's social, political, and economic history.
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