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The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Hasia R. Diner

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 world. Persistent and resourceful, these peddlers propelled a mass migration of Jewish families out of central and eastern Europe, north Africa, and the Ottoman Empire to destinations as far-flung as the United States, Great Britain, South Africa, and Latin America.

 

Hasia Diner tells the story of millio...


2015   280 pp.  18 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300178647  $35.00 sc

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