Zion in Africa (First Edition Hardcover, 1999)

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Subtitle: The Jews of Zambia
Author: Hugh Macmillan
Publisher: I.B.Tauris (1999)
ISBN-10: 1860644058
ISBN-13: 9781860644054
Condition: Very Good. Some rubbing, light edgewear and creasing to the DJ.Old price sticker to front flap of DJ.Minor soiling to the front pastedoan and endpaper. Slight smudging and small marks in pen to fore and bottom edges of textblock. Text is clean, and copy is well bound.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket 
Pages: 342
Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.0 x 3.0 cm

Weight: 0.8 kg
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This work represents the definitive account of the Jewish community in central Africa. It tells the story of the coming of the first Jews to the area in the late 19th century, the heyday of the Jewish community in the mid-20th century, and its decline since Zambian independence.

Dealing primarily with the Jewish traders in Zambia who flourished in the face of both anti-Semitism and their own acute social dislocation, Hugh Macmillan explores a number of related topics: the colonial office discussions about Jewish immigration in the 1930s; the attempts to settle refugees in Africa by both pro and anti-Semites; Jewish religious life in the region; and the remarkable cultural and professional role played by the Jewish settlers.

Setting these issues in the context of a general history of southern and central Africa, this book constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of the economic history of the entire region.

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