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Anti-Semitism in British Society, 1876-1939: Volume 2 by Colin Holmes

By Colin Holmes

This is the 1st distinct examine of anti-semitism, as an ideology, one of the British. First released in 1979, it concentrates at the an important interval among 1876 and 1939 while, opposed to a history of Jewish immigration, struggle or the specter of warfare, and social and fiscal unrest, hostility in the direction of the Jewish neighborhood reached its height. Colin Holmes identifies the most strands of anti-semitic suggestion and their expression, beginning with the japanese obstacle of 1876 which sparked off the 1st severe manifestation of anti-semitism. He indicates how, prior to 1914, competition in the direction of Jews rested on non secular and different perceived cultural differences. It used to be simply after the 1st international battle sinister and important swap of emphasis happened: racism now turned the dominant function of anti-semitism and was once bolstered by means of theories of conspiracy, the main infamous being The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Anti-semitism has no uniform reason or attribute and a unmarried rationalization can't suffice. This booklet elucidates the complicated diversity of things concerned, utilizing either ancient and sociological tools and drawing on large (and occasionally debatable) research.

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