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Roads TakenThe Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way$
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Hasia R. Diner

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300178647

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300178647.001.0001

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Road Runners

Road Runners

Jewish Peddlers in Their New Worlds

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Roads Taken

Hasia R. Diner

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses increases in the Jewish peddler population in small towns and big cities. It shows that Jews have played a significant role in retail business in communities of all sizes. Peddling has enabled its practitioners to expand their economic reach and operation. The chapter also shows that peddling influenced Jewish marriage patterns around the new world.

Keywords:   Jewish peddlers, retail business, peddling, Jewish marriage

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