Subject Area: London, England

A Social History of the Jewish East End in London, 1914 - 1939: A Study of Life, Labour and Liturgy
 Green, Joseph
1992 0-7734-9770-6 540 pages
The first detailed and comprehensive study of the classic period of London's Jewish East End. Describes the circumstances of its formation, its geographical and social boundaries, and such organizations as the remarkable Jewish trade unions, the myriad of friendly societies, burial societies, charities, schools, and various religious and political groups. It analyses the economic basis of the community, its doctrinal and liturgical aspects, festivals, entertainments, housing and food, shops and businesses. Discusses in some depth the external factors: anti-Semitism, Socialism and Zionism. Finally, it places in perspective its effects on the major political and cultural aspects of the history of world Jewry and Britain.

Comprehensive History of the London Church and Parish of St. Mary, the Virgin, Aldermanbury the Phoenix of Aldermanbury
 Hauer, Christian E. Jr.
1994 0-7734-9390-5 456 pages
Tells the story of a London parish church from its origins during Saxon times until the present, in the context of religious, social, political, and economic developments in the City of London and the nation. Special points of interest include archaeological evidence of the Roman and Saxon periods; an examination of the relationship between William Shakespeare and two of his fellow actors, John Heminges and Henry Condell, both of the parish; the role of the church during the seventeenth century English Revolution; a full account of the rebuilding of the church by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London; and finally, the amazing story of the re-erection of the Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, as a memorial to Sir Winston Churchill who gave the historic "Iron Curtain" address at the College in 1946. With more than fifty photographs.

Dramatic Representations of British Soldiers and Sailors on the London Stage, 1660-1800 Britons, Strike Home
 Freeman, Terence M.
1995 0-7734-8928-2 364 pages
This volume opens a window on the popular image of the British soldier and sailor from the Restoration through the end of the eighteenth century. For the student of the London stage, this book not only provides the military flavor of prologues, epilogues, songs, dances, music, spectaculars, mainpieces, and afterpieces, but also demonstrates the contribution of casting and staging. For the student of British military history, it demonstrates how dramatic entertainments provided insights on field and shipboard life, recruitment, impressment, pay, and the militia. It also illustrates how active stagecraft recreated the sights, sounds and smells of the man-of-war and camp.

Early History of the London Library
 Baker, William
1992 0-7734-9473-1 168 pages
An analysis of the London Library during its first few years: examination of the early buildings and expenditures, stock and acquisitions policy, sources and development of the book collection, the 1842 Catalogue and shelf markings, the laws, regulations, and staffing of the Library. With illustrations.

Growth of
 Walford, Rex
2007 0-7734-5352-0 512 pages
This groundbreaking book sheds much-needed light on the neglected ecclesiastical history of urban England in the twentieth century. Working from detailed field evidence Rex Walford has investigated the fate of the Church of England in suburban Middlesex (“New London” north of the Thames) between the two World Wars. Quite contrary to a widely-held view, the Anglican Church flourished and expanded in this area during this time. More Anglican Churches than cinemas were built in the Diocese of London between 1918 and 1945 and many of them were significant in architecture, liturgy and new strategies of mission. The story of the genesis of The Forty-Five Churches Fund, of T.S. Eliot’s involvement with the Fund and the spread of new churches is accompanied by five detailed case-studies as well as a wealth of evidence from parishes which were created in these new suburban areas in the 1920s and 1930s. The book is copiously illustrated with maps and photographs and provides a highly readable narrative of an exciting period of church development, as well as a penetrating analysis of the myth of “secularization”. There are 24 black and white photos in this book.

History of the Fleet Prison, London the Anatomy of the Fleet
 Brown, Roger Lee
1996 0-7734-8762-X 372 pages
The Fleet Prison is noteworthy for being one of the oldest of the English prisons, and one mentioned frequently in literature. This work explores the actual workings of the privately-owned debtors' prison, examining its earliest history from medieval times; the celebrated inquiry into the administration of the prison during the 1610s; the misuse of authority by the wardens in the 1680s onward; the infamous Parliamentary inquiry in 1729, based on the parliamentary reports, trial papers, etc,; to the closing by parliamentary legislation in 1842.

Iraqi Assyrian Christians in London, the Construction of Ethnicity
 Al-Rasheed, Madawi
1998 0-7734-8251-2 260 pages
Based on an in-depth study of one of the oldest Middle Eastern immigrant communities in London, the Assyrians are a minority within the London Iraqi minority and such represent an interesting case of an ethnic group trying construct their difference in the host society. This volume examines previous literature on ethnicity and its revival, challenging established perceptions of the concept. Assyrian ethnicity is a process which involves the production of narratives defining themselves as people and a set of strategies enforcing this definition.

John Wesley's London a Guidebook 1738-1791
 Rogal, Samuel J.
1989 0-88946-823-0 480 pages
Sets forth, in detail, Wesley's activities within the confines of the English capital, drawing heavily on Wesley's own words and thoughts as extracted from diaries, journals, and letters. Recreates, by means of a cross-section and cross-class view, the mosaic of London in the eighteenth century.

Lobbying in Washington, London and Brussels: The Persuasive Communication of Political Issues
 McGrath, Conor
2005 0-7734-6096-9 388 pages
This book examines the activities of lobbyists in the three largest global lobbying markets – Washington, London and Brussels – and places those activities in the context of the political, cultural and institutional environments within which lobbying is undertaken in those locations. Its fundamental premise is that institutions and political frameworks make a great deal of difference to which effective lobbyists will approach their work. Based on interviews with 60 lobbyists in those cities, the book seeks to describe the range of activities which they undertake – from monitoring to research, grass roots efforts to coalition building, atmosphere setting to direct advocacy. In the first section of this book, these activities are analysed and the lobbyists’ views explained, in the light of current academic and popular literature. The second section contains detailed transcripts of interviews with 16 of the lobbyists, in which they speak at length and in in their own words. One of the aims of this work is to put lobbyists firmly at the heart of research into lobbying – too often, academic works on lobbyists treat lobbyists’ experiences and expertise as peripheral to the mathematical modeling of their activities. Designed with academic researchers in mind, the book also contains a wealth of insights from lobbyists from which other practitioners in the three locations can draw upon.

Origins of Women’s Equality in the Seventeenth Century. The Role of London, a Big City, in Changing Attitudes
 Goldsmith, Netta Murray
2016 1-4955-0474-3 412 pages
For about a hundred years after Charles II reclaimed the throne in 1660 more women than ever before strove to live as independently as men did…the most spectacular bid for freedom was made by girls who became soldiers and sailors…another factor which enabled a women to earn money and gain a measure of liberty and independence was the growth of London…The Restoration saw the beginning of the movement to establish sexual equality. The Author's Overture

Politics of Economic Reconstruction in London, 1981-1986
 Egan, Daniel
2001 0-7734-7360-2 232 pages
This study examines the extent to which local state institutions can exercise political autonomy in an increasingly global capitalism. This book is critical of the argument that politics have become secondary to market forces, and instead suggests that the organization of the local state can provide important opportunities and resources for progressive social movements to define economic restructuring in more democratic ways. This argument is made through an examination of the radical local economic strategy developed by the Labour party-controlled metropolitan government of London, the Greater London Council, during the 1980s. With its emphasis on participatory planning and production for social need, the Labour GLC was an important experiment in economic democracy. In contrast to recent theories that see civil society as the major force for democratization, the case of the Labour GLC suggest that forces in civil society need the resources and coordination of state institutions if they are to construct a viable alternative to neoliberalism.

Religion and Healing Among the Lubavitch Community in Stamford Hill, North London: A Case Study of Hasidism
 Dein, Simon
2004 0-7734-6371-2 304 pages
This book focuses on two main areas – first, the response of British Lubavitchers to misfortune generally and sickness, in particular and the role of their religious leader the Rebbe in this process; and second, their response to the illness and ultimate death of the Rebbe. It addresses a number of issues in contemporary social and medical anthropology: the social construction of the body, the power of words in ritual, the relation between myth and praxis, religious texts as a charter for healing and the relation between the use of biomedicine and symbolic healing. This book will be of interest to students of social anthropology, medical anthropology, medical sociology, millennialism, religious studies and students of contemporary Judaism.

Representation of London in Regency and Victorian Drama (1821-1881)
 Williams, Anthony Ronald
2000 0-7734-7745-4 248 pages
During the 19th century, the proportion of the population living in cities increased significantly, and the experience of life for those undergoing the urbanising process changed radically. This work examines theatrical responses to this phenomenon, concentrating on plays treating the experience of life in the metropolis as it changed over a 60 year period. There is a particular, though not exclusive, focus on the social class level involved: popular melodrama treats issues very close to the actual experiences of those attending the melodrama houses, many of them in the East End and on the Surrey side of the Thames, away from the fashionable theatres. Cross-references are made to popular fiction and non-fiction where relevant, as well as to major cultural and historical changes. Issues include crime, policing and prisons; changing attitudes toward the underclass; the search for occupation and finding a space to live; relationship between past and present; plight of the migrant; the impact of the railways.

Representations of London in Peter Ackroyd’s Fiction
 Gürenci Salam, Berkem
2012 0-7734-2578-0 204 pages
A critical literary analysis of how the literature of Peter Ackroyd’s fiction represent the city of London.

Writings of Dona Luisa De Carvajal Y Mendoza, Catholic Missionary to James I's London
 Rees, Margaret Ann
2002 0-7734-7037-9 224 pages