Roads taken : the great Jewish migrations to the new world and the peddlers who forged the way (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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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] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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, often the paths paved by intrepid peddlers who preceded them. Hasia Diner tells the story of these remarkable people who sought opportunities away from home.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Diner, Hasia R.
Roads taken
(DLC) 2014022369
(OCoLC)877369728
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hasia R Diner
ISBN: 9780300210194 0300210191
OCLC Number: 898893380
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (American Jewish Studies) 2015
Description: 1 online resource
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 Diner.
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"A richly wrought work of cultural and social history."-Tony Barber, Financial Times -- Tony Barber * Financial Times * "This landmark study will permanently change our conceptions of the modern Read more...

 
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