Boycotts Past and Present: From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel
Historians and social scientists examine boycotts from the eighteenth century to the present day, from struggles against British rule in the American colonies, to the current Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Boycotts have featured in campaigns undertaken by labour, consumer and nationalist movements. Contributors explore the history of past boycott movements and examine the different narratives put forward by proponents and opponents of the current BDS campaign directed against Israel: one which places the movement within a history of struggles for ‘human rights’; the other which regards BDS as the latest manifestation of an antisemitic tradition.
David Feldman (ed)
Boycotts Past and Present
From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel
Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism. Series editor: David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism