Frontiers of Law, Political Science and Art

Semitic capitalists in UK: Actuality opposed to eloquence


Gerald Stevenson

This paper explores the role and importance of Jewish financiers in the City of London during the 19th and 20th centuries. It also attempts to trace the public reaction to the presence of these Jewish financiers using evidence gleaned from contemporary novels. Finally it tries to explain the divergence between the contribution made by Jewish financiers to the success of the City of London as a commercial and financial centre, especially in the 19th century, and the continuing hostility to their presence among the British public at the time.


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