Jerry White - Author

About the Author

Professor Jerry White teaches London history at Birkbeck, University of London. His acclaimed trilogy on London, from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, is an unparalleled narrative of the capital, and London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People won the Wolfson History Prize in 2001. His most recent book was London in Eighteenth Century, first published in 2012. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by the University of London in 2005 and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Featured books by Jerry White

Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War

Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

11pm, Tuesday 4 August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers pass through the capital on their way to the front; wounded men are brought back to be treated in London's hospitals; and millions of shells are produced in its factories. The war changes London life for ever. Women escape the drudgery of domestic service to work as munitionettes. Full employment puts money into the pockets of the London poor for the first time. Self-appointed moral guardians seize the chance to clamp down on drink, frivolous entertainment and licentious behaviour. As the war drags on, gloom often descends on the capital. And at night London is plunged into darkness for fear of German bombers and Zeppelins that continue to raid the city. Yet despite daily casualty lists, food shortages and enemy bombing, Londoners are determined to get on with their lives and flock to cinemas and theatres, dance halls and shebeens, firmly resolved not to let Germans or puritans spoil their enjoyment. Peopled with patriots and pacifists, clergymen and thieves, bluestockings and prostitutes, Jerry White's magnificent panorama reveals a struggling yet flourishing city.

Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War

Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War

Author: Jerry White Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2014

11pm, Tuesday 4 August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers pass through the capital on their way to the front; wounded men are brought back to be treated in London's hospitals; and millions of shells are produced in its factories. The war changes London life for ever. Women escape the drudgery of domestic service to work as munitionettes. Full employment puts money into the pockets of the London poor for the first time. Self-appointed moral guardians seize the chance to clamp down on drink, frivolous entertainment and licentious behaviour. As the war drags on, gloom often descends on the capital. And at night London is plunged into darkness for fear of German bombers and Zeppelins that continue to raid the city. Yet despite daily casualty lists, food shortages and enemy bombing, Londoners are determined to get on with their lives and flock to cinemas and theatres, dance halls and shebeens, firmly resolved not to let Germans or puritans spoil their enjoyment. Peopled with patriots and pacifists, clergymen and thieves, bluestockings and prostitutes, Jerry White's magnificent panorama reveals a struggling yet flourishing city.

Other books by Jerry White

The Radio Eye Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958-1988

The Radio Eye Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958-1988

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2018

The Radio Eye: Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958a1988 , examines the way in which media experiments in Quebec, Newfoundland, the Faroe Islands, and the Irish-Gaelic-speaking communities of Ireland use film, video, and television to advocate for marginalized communities and often for smaller languages. The Radio Eye is not, however, a set of isolated case studies. Author Jerry White illustrates the degree to which these experiments are interconnected, sometimes implicitly but more often quite explicitly. Media makers in the North Atlantic during the period 1958a1988 were very aware of each other's cultures and aspirations, and, by structuring the book in two interlocking parts, White illustrates the degree to which a common project emerged during those three decades. The book is bound together by White's belief that these experiments are following in the idealism of Soviet silent filmmaker Dziga Vertov, who wrote about his notion of the Radio Eye. White also puts these experiments in the context of work by the Cuban filmmaker and theorist Julio GarcA-a Espinosa and his notion of imperfect cinema, JA rgen Habermas and his notions of the public sphere, and Adourard Glissant's ideas about crA (c)olitA (c) as the defining aspect of modern culture. This is a genuinely internationalist moment, and these experiments are in conversation with a wide array of thought across a number of languages.

Stan Brakhage in Rolling Stock, 1980-1990

Stan Brakhage in Rolling Stock, 1980-1990

Author: Jerry White Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2018

Filmmaker Stan Brakhage has long been known as a giant of experimental cinema, but this collection shows him in a completely new light as a writer. Throughout the 1980s, Brakhage contributed to the Boulder literary magazine Rolling Stock, mostly with reports from the Telluride Film Festival. These reports show that Brakhage was keenly interested in world cinema and was eager to meet and exchange views with filmmakers of different stripes. The book also contains substantial discussion of Brakhage's work in light of the filmmakers he encountered at Telluride and discussed in Rolling Stock. Long chapters are given over to Soviet filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovsky, Larissa Shepitko, and Sergei Parajanov, as well as the German filmmaker Hans-Jurgen Syberberg. Brakhage was a keen viewer of these filmmakers and their contemporaries, both at Telluride and in his role as teacher at the University of Colorado, and Stan Brakhage and Rolling Stock attempts to place his work alongside theirs and thus reclaim him for world cinema. The book's appendices reprint letters Brakhage wrote to Stella Pence (Telluride's co-founder and managing director), as well as summaries of his work for Telluride and a brace of difficult-to-find reviews.

London In The Eighteenth Century A Great and Monstrous Thing

London In The Eighteenth Century A Great and Monstrous Thing

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Jerry White's London in the Eighteenth Century is an unrivalled, panoramic account of the city's dramatic century of rebirth by its leading expert. London in the eighteenth century had risen from the ashes. The city and its people had been brought to the brink by the Great Fire of 1666. But the century that followed was a period of vigorous expansion, of scientific and artistic genius, of blossoming reason, civility, elegance and manners. It was also an age of extremes: of starving poverty and exquisite fashion, of joy and despair, of sentiment and cruelty. In Jerry White's acclaimed history of London's magnificent and boisterous rebirth we witness the astonishing drama of daily life in the midst of this burgeoning city.

Mansions of Misery A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison

Mansions of Misery A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2017

For Londoners of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, debt was a part of everyday life. But when your creditors lost their patience, you might be thrown into one of the capital's most notorious jails: the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison. In Mansions of Misery, acclaimed chronicler of the capital Jerry White introduces us to the Marshalsea's unfortunate prisoners - rich and poor; men and women; spongers, fraudsters and innocents. We get to know the trumpeter John Grano who wined and dined with the prison governor and continued to compose music whilst other prisoners were tortured and starved to death. We meet the bare-knuckle fighter known as the Bold Smuggler, who fell on hard times after being beaten by the Chelsea Snob. And then there's Joshua Reeve Lowe, who saved Queen Victoria from assassination in Hyde Park in 1820, but whose heroism couldn't save him from the Marshalsea. Told through these extraordinary lives, Mansions of Misery gives us a fascinating and unforgettable cross-section of London life from the early 1700s to the 1840s.

London in the Twentieth Century A City and Its People

London in the Twentieth Century A City and Its People

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Jerry White's London in the Twentieth Century, Winner of the Wolfson Prize, is a masterful account of the city's most tumultuous century by its leading expert. In 1901 no other city matched London in size, wealth and grandeur. Yet it was also a city where poverty and disease were rife. For its inhabitants, such contradictions and diversity were the defining experience of the next century of dazzling change. In the worlds of work and popular culture, politics and crime, through war, immigration and sexual revolution, Jerry White's richly detailed and captivating history shows how the city shaped their lives and how it in turn was shaped by them.

London In The Nineteenth Century 'A Human Awful Wonder of God'

London In The Nineteenth Century 'A Human Awful Wonder of God'

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Jerry White's London in the Nineteenth Century is the richest and most absorbing account of the city's greatest century by its leading expert. London in the nineteenth century was the greatest city mankind had ever seen. Its growth was stupendous. Its wealth was dazzling. Its horrors shocked the world. This was the London of Blake, Thackeray and Mayhew, of Nash, Faraday and Disraeli. Most of all it was the London of Dickens. As William Blake put it, London was 'a Human awful wonder of God'. In Jerry White's dazzling history we witness the city's unparalleled metamorphosis over the course of the century through the daily lives of its inhabitants. We see how Londoners worked, played, and adapted to the demands of the metropolis during this century of dizzying change. The result is a panorama teeming with life.

Mansions of Misery A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison

Mansions of Misery A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison

Author: Jerry White Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Selected as a Book of the Year by BBC History Magazine For Londoners of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, debt was a part of everyday life. But when your creditors lost their patience, you might be thrown into one of the capital's most notorious jails: the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison. The Marshalsea became a byword for misery; in the words of one of its inmates, it was `hell in epitome'. But the prison was also a microcosm of London life and it housed a colourful range of characters, including Charles Dickens's father. The experience haunted the writer, who went on to immortalise the Marshalsea in his work, most memorably in Little Dorrit. In Mansions of Misery, acclaimed chronicler of the capital Jerry White introduces us to the Marshalsea's unfortunate prisoners - rich and poor; men and women; spongers, fraudsters and innocents. We get to know the trumpeter John Grano who wined and dined with the prison governor and continued to compose music whilst other prisoners were tortured and starved to death. We meet the bare-knuckle fighter known as the Bold Smuggler, who fell on hard times after being beaten by the Chelsea Snob. And then there's Joshua Reeve Lowe, who saved Queen Victoria from assassination in Hyde Park in 1820, but whose heroism couldn't save him from the Marshalsea. Told through these extraordinary lives, Mansions of Misery gives us a fascinating and unforgettable cross-section of London life from the early 1700s to the 1840s.

Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War

Zeppelin Nights London in the First World War

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

11pm, Tuesday 4 August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers pass through the capital on their way to the front; wounded men are brought back to be treated in London's hospitals; and millions of shells are produced in its factories. The war changes London life for ever. Women escape the drudgery of domestic service to work as munitionettes. Full employment puts money into the pockets of the London poor for the first time. Self-appointed moral guardians seize the chance to clamp down on drink, frivolous entertainment and licentious behaviour. As the war drags on, gloom often descends on the capital. And at night London is plunged into darkness for fear of German bombers and Zeppelins that continue to raid the city. Yet despite daily casualty lists, food shortages and enemy bombing, Londoners are determined to get on with their lives and flock to cinemas and theatres, dance halls and shebeens, firmly resolved not to let Germans or puritans spoil their enjoyment. Peopled with patriots and pacifists, clergymen and thieves, bluestockings and prostitutes, Jerry White's magnificent panorama reveals a struggling yet flourishing city.

Unfinished

Unfinished

Author: Jerry White, Mary White Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2014

Life is full of disappointments and detours. If the road you're traveling is unexpected or you're struggling to reconcile your new reality with dashed dreams, take heart. Jerry and Mary White have been there, and they know there are more options for the road ahead than what you can see right now. The best way to focus on areas of unfinished work in your life is through the lens of Scripture and encouragement. Gain perspective on your past and find hope for the journey ahead.

Rules to Live By

Rules to Live By

Author: Jerry White Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2014

Determine your priorities, grow in character, and develop a Christlike outlook on life. Taken from his years in the military, at NASA, and with The Navigators, Dr. Jerry White shares insights and wisdom to point you toward a more balanced life. His 52 guiding principles do more than just tell you what you should do-they outline the godly life you can have today.

To Be a Friend

To Be a Friend

Author: Jerry White, Mary White Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2014

Friendship is not a rational process. While reasoning and discerning play a part in our choices of friends, feelings and emotions are strong elements as well.Much of the conscious development of our circle of friends rests on an understanding of the elements and foundations of friendship. There is no magic formula. Friendship choices rest on principles and concepts. Friendships take effort. They hold a bit of mystery. They can't be manufactured. But they are priceless.Walk with Jerry and Mary White in To Be a Friend as they probe and discover together the great adventure of being and having friends.

Two Bicycles The Work of Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Mieville

Two Bicycles The Work of Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Mieville

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2013

Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville are among the most important postwar filmmakers; they have worked across forms, across media, and across countries. This book, the first to be devoted specifically to the work they did together, examines the way they expanded the possibilities of cinema by using cutting-edge video equipment in a constant search for a new kind of filmmaking. Two Bicyclesexamines all of the films, videos, and television works that the two did together, and moves slowly across France and Switzerland, with detours in Quebec, Mozambique, and Palestine. Their amazingly varied body of work includes a twelve-hour television series, some experimental videos, an acclaimed feature film with Isabelle Huppert, a cigarette commercial, and much else. Overall the book shows the degree to which this work departs radically from the legacy of the French New Wave, and in many ways shows signs of having been formed by the distinct culture of Switzerland, to which Godard and Mieville returned in the 1970s to set up their atelier, Sonimage. Two Bicyclesoffers a chance to explore a body of work that is as unique and demanding as it is rich and revelatory. Godard and Mieville have worked together for four decades but have never seemed more relevant.

Two Bicycles

Two Bicycles

Author: Jerry White Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2013

Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville are among the most important postwar filmmakers; they have worked across forms, across media, and across countries. This book, the first to be devoted specifically to the work they did together, examines the way they expanded the possibilities of cinema by using cutting-edge video equipment in a constant search for a new kind of filmmaking. Two Bicycles examines all of the films, videos, and television works that the two did together, and moves slowly across France and Switzerland, with detours in Quebec, Mozambique, and Palestine. Their amazingly varied body of work includes a twelve-hour television series, some experimental videos, an acclaimed feature film with Isabelle Huppert, a cigarette commercial, and much else. Overall the book shows the degree to which this work departs radically from the legacy of the French New Wave, and in many ways shows signs of having been formed by the distinct culture of Switzerland, to which Godard and Mieville returned in the 1970s to set up their atelier, Sonimage. Two Bicycles offers a chance to explore a body of work that is as unique and demanding as it is rich and revelatory. Godard and Mieville have worked together for four decades but have never seemed more relevant.

Revisioning Europe The Films of John Berger & Alain Tanner

Revisioning Europe The Films of John Berger & Alain Tanner

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2012

Revisioning Europe :The Films of John Berger and Alain Tanner, is among the few existing English-language discussions of the films made by British novelist John Berger and Swiss film director Alain Tanner. It brings to light a political cinema that was unsentimental about the possibilities of revolutionary struggle and unsparing in its critique of the European left, and at the same time optimistic about the ability of radicalism - and radical art - to transform the world. Jerry White argues that Berger and Tanner's work is preoccupied with ideas that were both central to the Enlightenment and at the same time characteristically Swiss. Translations of previously unpublished essays by both John Berger and Alain Tanner are included as appendices.

London: The Story of a Great City Published in Conjunction with the Museum of London

London: The Story of a Great City Published in Conjunction with the Museum of London

Author: Jerry White Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2010

No city can lay claim to a more dramatic history than London. Engulfed in calamities that seemed to mark its end - fire, plague, riot, civil war, mass bombing - from each crisis it has emerged stronger than ever. Its cultural life, and the long heritage that underpins it, has made London one of the most visited and best-loved places on Earth. It is this extraordinary story that London: The Story of a Great City encapsulates: the rise of the city from a remote outpost of Rome's northern empire; the growth of trade that sent money and ships to every corner of the earth; the roll-call of great Londoners from Shakespeare to Dickens, from Cromwell to Churchill; the strength of its institutions, Parliament prominent among them; the endurance of its people in the face of disaster and war; its innovations in enterprise and pleasure; its dark side in crime and mayhem; and, the positive example it gives the world as a tolerant city in the face of global movements of people. For its lavish illustrations and memorabilia, it will draw on the fabulous resources of the Museum of London, one of the world's great city museums. The Museum's uniquely rich collections will illuminate the whole of London's history through artefacts, documents, maps, paintings and photographs.

Three Holes in the Chimney; Or, a Scattered Family

Three Holes in the Chimney; Or, a Scattered Family

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2009

Three Holes in the Chimney; Or, a Scattered Family

Three Holes in the Chimney; Or, a Scattered Family

Author: Jerry White Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2009

The Radio Eye Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958-1988

The Radio Eye Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958-1988

Author: Jerry White Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2009

The Radio Eye: Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958-1988, examines the way in which media experiments in Quebec, Newfoundland, the Faroe Islands, and the Irish-Gaelic-speaking communities of Ireland use film, video, and television to advocate for marginalized communities and often for smaller languages. The Radio Eye is not, however, a set of isolated case studies. Author Jerry White illustrates the degree to which these experiments are interconnected, sometimes implicitly but more often quite explicitly. Media makers in the North Atlantic during the period 1958-1988 were very aware of each other's cultures and aspirations, and, by structuring the book in two interlocking parts, White illustrates the degree to which a common project emerged during those three decades. The book is bound together by White's belief that these experiments are following in the idealism of Soviet silent filmmaker Dziga Vertov, who wrote about his notion of the Radio Eye. White also puts these experiments in the context of work by the Cuban filmmaker and theorist Julio Garcia Espinosa and his notion of imperfect cinema, Jurgen Habermas and his notions of the public sphere, and edourard Glissant's ideas about creolite as the defining aspect of modern culture. This is a genuinely internationalist moment, and these experiments are in conversation with a wide array of thought across a number of languages.

Radio Eye

Radio Eye

Author: Jerry White Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2009

The Radio Eye: Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958'1988 , examines the way in which media experiments in Quebec, Newfoundland, the Faroe Islands, and the Irish-Gaelic-speaking communities of Ireland use film, video, and television to advocate for marginalized communities and often for 'smaller languages.' The Radio Eye is not, however, a set of isolated case studies. Author Jerry White illustrates the degree to which these experiments are interconnected, sometimes implicitly but more often quite explicitly. Media makers in the North Atlantic during the period 1958'1988 were very aware of each other's cultures and aspirations, and, by structuring the book in two interlocking parts, White illustrates the degree to which a common project emerged during those three decades. The book is bound together by White's belief that these experiments are following in the idealism of Soviet silent filmmaker Dziga Vertov, who wrote about his notion of 'the Radio Eye.' White also puts these experiments in the context of work by the Cuban filmmaker and theorist Julio Garca Espinosa and his notion of 'imperfect cinema,' J"e;rgen Habermas and his notions of the 'public sphere,' and dourard Glissant's ideas about 'crolit' as the defining aspect of modern culture. This is a genuinely internationalist moment, and these experiments are in conversation with a wide array of thought across a number of languages.

Radio Eye

Radio Eye

Author: Jerry White Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2009

The Radio Eye: Cinema in the North Atlantic, 19581988 , examines the way in which media experiments in Quebec, Newfoundland, the Faroe Islands, and the Irish-Gaelic-speaking communities of Ireland use film, video, and television to advocate for marginalized communities and often for smaller languages. The Radio Eye is not, however, a set of isolated case studies. Author Jerry White illustrates the degree to which these experiments are interconnected, sometimes implicitly but more often quite explicitly. Media makers in the North Atlantic during the period 19581988 were very aware of each others cultures and aspirations, and, by structuring the book in two interlocking parts, White illustrates the degree to which a common project emerged during those three decades. The book is bound together by Whites belief that these experiments are following in the idealism of Soviet silent filmmaker Dziga Vertov, who wrote about his notion of the Radio Eye. White also puts these experiments in the context of work by the Cuban filmmaker and theorist Julio Garca Espinosa and his notion of imperfect cinema, Jurgen Habermas and his notions of the public sphere, and dourard Glissants ideas about creolite as the defining aspect of modern culture. This is a genuinely internationalist moment, and these experiments are in conversation with a wide array of thought across a number of languages.

Comparative Views of the Controversy Between Calvinists and the Arminians

Comparative Views of the Controversy Between Calvinists and the Arminians

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2009

Recent Examination Papers

Recent Examination Papers

Author: Jerry White, Jerry White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2009

Love Letter Lays and Some Others

Love Letter Lays and Some Others

Author: Jerry White, Albert Clement White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2009

I Will Not Be Broken

I Will Not Be Broken

Author: Jerry White Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2008

The loss of a loved one, a painful divorce, or a serious physical injury---we must all, at one point, face tragedy---unavoidable moments that divide our lives into "e;before"e; and "e;after."e; How do we muscle our way through tough times and emerge stronger, wiser---even grateful for our struggle? In 1984, author Jerry White lost his leg---and almost his life---in a landmine accident. He has endured the pain of loss and the challenge of rebuilding. As cofounder of Survivors Corps, White has interviewed thousands of victims of tragedy. With his book I Will Not Be Broken, he shares what he has learned.White outlines a very specific five-step program to coping with disaster; to achieving strength and hope; and to turning tragedy into triumph. In their own words, his survivor friends and colleagues share their stories. It's a group that includes the well known, like Lance Armstrong, Nelson Mandela, and the late Princess Diana, and also everyday survivors of death, loss, injury and heartbreak. Through their stories and the author's words, the book takes readers step-by-step through the process of not only surviving tragedy and victimhood, but going on to thrive.

I Will Not Be Broken

I Will Not Be Broken

Author: Jerry White Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2008

Tragedy happens to everyone. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, a painful divorce, or a serious injury, we must all face personal catastrophe-unavoidable moments that divides our lives into "e;before"e; and "e;after."e; These events take a heavy toll on everyone, but there are those who have muscled their way through tough times and emerged stronger and wiser. Author Jerry White is one such example. In 1984, he lost his leg in a tragic accident. He has personally endured the pain of loss and the challenge of rebuilding. Through the organization he founded, White has interviewed thousands of victims of tragedy. Sharing what he's learned, White outlines an effective five-step program for turning tragedy into triumph: Face Facts, Choose Life, Reach Out, Get Moving and Give Back.In their own words, his fellow survivors share their stories-a group that includes the well-known like Lance Armstrong, Elie Wiesel, and the late Princess Diana, but also everyday people. With compassion, White takes listeners through the process of not only enduring tragedy and victimhood, but going on to thrive.

The Cinema of Canada

The Cinema of Canada

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/09/2006

The Cinema of Canada

The Cinema of Canada

Author: Jerry White Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2006

Campbell Bunk The Worst Street in North London Between the Wars

Campbell Bunk The Worst Street in North London Between the Wars

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2003

From the 1880s to the Second World War, Campbell Road, Finsbury Park (known as Campbell Bunk), had a notorious reputation for violence, for breeding thieves and prostitutes, and for an enthusiastic disregard for law and order. It was the object of reform by church, magistrates, local authorities, and social scientists, who left many traces of their attempts to improve what became known as 'the worst street in North London'. Jerry White offers insight into the realities of life in a 'slum' community, showing how it changed over a 90-year period. Using extensive oral history to describe in detail the years between the wars, White reveals the complex tensions between the new world opening up and the street's traditional culture of economic individualism, crime, street theatre, and domestic violence.

Rothschild Buildings Life in an East-End Tenement Block 1887 - 1920

Rothschild Buildings Life in an East-End Tenement Block 1887 - 1920

Author: Jerry White Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2003

Winner of the Jewish Chronicle Harold H. Wingate Literary Award. Rothschild Buildings were typical of the 'model dwellings for the working classes' which were such an important part of the response to late-Victorian London's housing problem. They were built for poor but respectable Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, and the community which put down roots there was to be characteristic of the East End Jewish working class in its formative years. By talking to people who grew up in the Buildings in the 1890s and after, and using untapped documentary evidence from a wide range of public and private sources, the author re-creates the richly detailed life of that community and its relations with the economy and culture around it. The book shows how cramped and austere housing was made into homes; how the mechanism of class domination, of which the Buildings were part, was both accepted and fought against; how a close community was riven with constantly shifting tensions; and how that community co-existed in surprising ways with the East End casual poor of 'outcast London'. It provides unique and fascinating insights into immigrant and working-class life at the turn of the last century.

Intervention and Detachment Essays in Legal History and Jurisprudence

Intervention and Detachment Essays in Legal History and Jurisprudence

Author: Jerry White, G Edward White Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/1994

This collection of essays by G. Edward White provides, in one place, discussion of a number of the substantive issues of current interest in American legal history and jurisprudence. Ranging through a diverse body of subjects, including doing history (methodology and practice), judicial review, and the politics of jurisprudence, the author both explores important topics and raises critical issues affecting the process of writing legal history. Topics include the nature and process of revisionism in historical writing, the role of lawyers in the New Deal, the roles of evidence and interpretation in legal history, critical theory, the significance of the Supreme Court in American culture, the historiography of the Marshall Court, and the career of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Written by one of the nation's preeminent legal historians, Intervention and Detachment skillfully integrates the theoretical and the concrete, offering scholars and students a vital survey of modern American legal history.

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