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Jewish Workers and the Labour Movement: A Comparative Study of Amsterdam, London and Paris 1870-1914 Karin Hofmeester

Jewish Workers and the Labour Movement: A Comparative Study of Amsterdam, London and Paris 1870-1914

Karin Hofmeester

Published March 28th 2004
ISBN : 9780754609070
Hardcover
362 pages
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During the late nineteenth century, many Jewish workers and intellectuals considered their integration into the general labour movement as a good way to counter the double disadvantage they suffered in society as Jews and workers. Whilst in AmsterdamMoreDuring the late nineteenth century, many Jewish workers and intellectuals considered their integration into the general labour movement as a good way to counter the double disadvantage they suffered in society as Jews and workers. Whilst in Amsterdam this process encountered few obstacles, it was more problematical in London and Paris. Through a detailed examination of the collaborative efforts of Jewish labour in these three cities, Jewish Workers and the Labour Movement reveals the multi-layered and unique position of Jewish workers in the labour market. It shows how various factors such as economic change, political upheaval, state intervention and anti-Semitism all affected the pace of integration, and draws conclusions that highlight the similarities as well as the differences between the efforts of Jewish workers to improve their lot in France, Britain and Holland.