Finding and Founding Communities

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124308
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134932 | DOI:
Finding and Founding Communities

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This chapter discusses the rapid population and economic growth which happened along the Ohio River Valley, as communities were slowly founded and built. In response, the governments helped foster this growth with the development of public works. By 1811, the federal government began the construction of the National Road to connect the populous East Coast with the emerging trans-Appalachian West. It also discusses the success of Jewish peddlers and other marketing strategies the Jews employed during the time.

Keywords: population and economic growth; Ohio River Valley; development; public works; 1811; federal government; marketing strategies; Jewish peddlers

Chapter.  8131 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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