Between Capital and Land
The Jewish National Fund's Finances and Land-Purchase Priorities in Palestine, 1939-1945
Routledge – 2005 – 256 pages
Tuten shows how the Jewish National Fund (JNF) proved to be flexible in its fundraising to obtain its land-purchase objectives during the Second World War. He provides a detailed examination of the Jewish National Fund's internal development and analyses the relationship between JNF's finances and land purchase priorities. A valuable addition to recent re-evaluations of Israeli history and institutions, this book will be of interest to those researching Palestinian history, Jewish and Israeli history and the history of the modern Middle East.
1. Introduction and Historical Background to 1939 2. Preparing for the Challenge: Prospects at the Outbreak of the Second World War, September 1939-April 1940 3. Overcoming Early War-Time Challenges, 1940-1941 4. Rising Hopes, Expanding Vision, 1942-1943 5. Success and Failure in the Face of Growing Obstacles, 1944-1945 6. Conclusion
Eric Engel Tuten received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He taught at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah from 1995-2003. Currently, he resides with his wife and two children in the state of Virginia.