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

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hasia R Diner
ISBN: 9780300178647 0300178646
OCLC Number: 905489001
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (American Jewish Studies) 2015
Description: xix, 247 s. : illustrations
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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Finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in the category of American Jewish Studies. -- National Jewish Book Award * Jewish Book Council * "A masterful and original work of social, cultural Read more...

 
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