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Road Runners

Hasia R. Diner

in Roads Taken

Published by Yale University Press

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780300178647
Published online May 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780300210194 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12987/yale/9780300178647.003.0003
Road Runners

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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

Chapter.  14833 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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