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Jerry White

Jerry White is Professor in History at Birkbeck, University of London and author of many books of London history including 2001 Wolfson History Prize winner London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People and London in the Eighteenth Century. A Great and Monstrous Thing.
East End Evocation: Jerry White
Jerry White’s award-winning Rothschild Buildings: Life in an East EndTenement Block 1887-1920 (1980, re-issued 2003) is a fascinating evocation of the Jewish East End combining social history with powerful personal testimony. In this session, Jerry White played recordings of some of the original interviews that he conducted when writing Rothschild Buildings: Life in an East End Tenement Block 1887-1920 and rev...
Nights Out in Cosmopolitan London
In the years up to World War Two, Soho was transformed from a dark proletarian quarter into a mecca of shopping, restaurants and night-life entertainments. Judith Walkowitz looked at the particular contribution of Jews “up West”, from the schleppers of Berwick Street market to the tailors of Savile Row and the musicians of Lyons Corner Houses. In a conversation with social historian Jerry White about her book Nights Out Life in Cosmopolitan London, Walkowitz brought to life a host ...