History

On this page, you will find...

  • links to full-text documents--such as Parliamentary speeches, articles from periodicals, and pamphlets--related to the political and economic lives of Jews in the nineteenth century.
  • brief notations indicating what is most interesting about some of the less famous texts and authors featured here.
  • links to biographical material for prominent Jewish politicians and philanthropists. Materials may include everything from brief biographies to collections of letters, diaries, photographs, or other historical ephemera. Biographies of men and women of letters can be found on the Literature page of this site.

Please note that subject matter relating to social history (such as education, entertainment, or lifestyles), as well as all entries on the periodical press (including links to searchable issues or print runs), have been collected on the Daily Life page of this site. For further information, you may also wish to browse the Feature Stories that provide in-depth introductions to some of the authors and texts collected here.

Biographical Materials

Benajmin Disraeli (1804-1881)

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  • Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859)

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  • Nathaniel Isaacs (1808-1872)

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  • Sir Moses Haim Montefiore (1784-1885)

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  • Baron Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1879)

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  • Collections of Data or Objects

  • 1851 Census: Anglo-Jewish Returns: a searchable database of census information covering some 90% of the 1851 Anglo-Jewish population
  • Jewish Britain: A History in 50 Objects: an exhibit mounted by the Jewish Museum London to showcase some of their holdings and provide a glimpse into the history of Jewish daily life.
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  • Economics and Finance

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  • Philanthropy

    Board of Guardians

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  • Four Per Cent Industrial Building Society

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  • Jewish Association for the Protection of Girls and Women

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  • Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor

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  • General/Miscellaneous

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  • Politics and Legal Status

    Access to Seats in Parliament

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  • Voting Rights

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  • Sherriff's Declaration Bill (1835)

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  • Religious Opinions Relief Act (1846)

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    The politics of being Prime Minister

    Social aspects and context


    The Jewish literary tradition