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Roads taken : the great Jewish migrations to the New World and the peddlers who forged the way

Author: Hasia R Diner
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between the late 1700s and the 1920s, nearly one-third of the world's Jews emigrated to new lands. Crossing borders and often oceans, they followed paths paved by intrepid peddlers who preceded them. This book is the first to tell the remarkable story of the Jewish men who put packs on their backs and traveled forth, house to house, farm to farm, mining camp to mining camp, to sell their goods to peoples across the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hasia R Diner
ISBN: 9780300178647 0300178646
OCLC Number: 877369728
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (American Jewish Studies) 2015
Description: xix, 247 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates ; 25 cm
Contents: Road warriors: the migration and the peddlers --
Road runners: Jewish peddlers in their new worlds --
Along the road: Jewish peddlers and their new-world customers --
Road rage: Jewish peddlers and the perils of the road --
The end of the road: life after peddling --
Legacies of the road: a conclusion.
Responsibility: Hasia R. Diner.

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The never-before-told story of countless Jewish on-the-road peddlers who crossed the globe in search of better lives  Read more...

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"A masterful and original work of social, cultural and economic history told with astonishing clarity. This is the product of consummate, first-rate historian."- Steven J. Zipperstein, Stanford Read more...

 
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