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Important Book From 1753 on Jewish Anti-Semitism
The 1753 publication, ''Further Considerations on the Act to Permit Persons Professing the Jewish Religion to be Naturalized by Parliament'', printed in 1753 after the passage of of the Jewish Naturalization Act in Great Britain - an Act that unearthed such severe anti-semitism it was repealed a year later. London: Printed for R. Baldwin, 1753. Written from London on 10 October 1753 by an anonymous merchant who signs, ''Philo-Patriae'' (''Love of Country''), this important record is in the form of a letter ''to his friend in the country'', intended to persuade him of the justness of the law to allow Jewish persons to naturalize without first having to convert to Christianity. Although the Jewish Naturalization Act had already been passed, it unleashed such severe anti-semitism when debated in the House of Commons that it was repealed in 1754, and it wouldn't be until 1826 that the Christian oath was removed as a condition of naturalization in Great Britain. Despite the Act's eventual repeal, this publication did its best to convince the rural English population that the Jews posed no threat to Christianity. The 100pp. missive argues for the morality of the Jewish person (in contrast to the unbeliever) and counters anti-semitic arguments that they are poor and take business away from native English people. The state of the Jewish people in other European countries is also considered. Book measures 4.75'' x 7.5'', bound in contemporary boards. All pages are present, in very good to near fine condition given age. One of the integral publications in the history of European Juda … [Click Below for Full Description]
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