An East End Legacy: Essays in Memory of William J Fishman

1st Edition

Colin Holmes, Anne J Kershen

Routledge
Published August 14, 2017
Reference - 246 Pages - 17 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138186040 - CAT# Y220890
Series: Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics

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Summary

An East End Legacy is a memorial volume for William J Fishman, whose seminal works on the East End of London in the late nineteenth century have served as a vital starting point for much of the later work on the various complex web of relations in that quarter of the capital.

A variety of leading scholars utilise the insight of Fishman’s work to present a wide range of insights into the historical characters and events of the East End. The book’s themes include local politics; anti-alienism, anti-Semitism and war; and culture and society. In pursuing these topics, the volume examines in great depth the social, political, religious and cultural changes that have taken place in the area over the past 120 years, many of which remain both significant and relevant. In addition, it illustrates East London’s links with other parts of the world including Europe and America and those territories "beyond the oceans."

This book will prove valuable reading for researchers and readers interested in Victorian and twentieth century British history, politics and culture.

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