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Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys

Vincent DiGirolamo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780195320251
eISBN:
9780190933258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320251.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From the brilliant Benjamin Franklin to the dauntless Ragged Dick and the high-kicking Jack Kelley, hero of the Disney musical Newsies, newsboys have long commanded attention as symbols of struggle ... More


Road Maps: An Introduction

Hasia R. Diner

in Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178647
eISBN:
9780300210194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178647.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter presents the story of how immigrant Jewish peddlers and the non-Jewish women made history through their ordinariness. The history of peddling has contributed to our ... More


Road Runners: Jewish Peddlers in Their New Worlds

Hasia R. Diner

in Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178647
eISBN:
9780300210194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178647.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

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. ... More


The End of the Road: Life After Peddling

Hasia R. Diner

in Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178647
eISBN:
9780300210194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178647.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter describes what lay ahead for Jewish immigrant peddlers after peddling. In particular, it illustrates stories of the success of Jewish peddlers. Through peddling, some Jews were able to ... More


Legacies of the Road: A Conclusion

Hasia R. Diner

in Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178647
eISBN:
9780300210194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178647.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Peddling opened a path for a crucial new chapter in modern Jewish history. Many Jews went to work in factories in new-world cities as the demand for clothing increased. Jewish peddlers suffered from ... More


America

Lee Shai Weissbach

in A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter provides a firsthand account of an East European immigrant’s initial encounter with America and of his early years in the country. Even though the account is filtered through the ... More


My Father’s House

Lee Shai Weissbach

in A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In this chapter Frieden begins to introduce us to his small-town birthplace, providing a picture of an East European shtetl. This chapter follows the slow migration of most of the Frieden clan from ... More


Wandering Sons of Israel: Europe, America, and the Politics of Jewish Mobility

Shari Rabin

in Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479830473
eISBN:
9781479869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830473.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

While Jews in Europe had long been associated with movement and alterity, most famously in the image of the Wandering Jew, in reality Jewish movement was heavily determined by state controls. Jewish ... More


The Antebellum Cotton Economy

Michael R. Cohen

in Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479879700
eISBN:
9781479881017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879700.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The first chapter begins in the decade prior to the Civil War and argues that, while Jews did not play a major role in the antebellum cotton industry, three particular developments in these years set ... More


Essence and Peddlers

Dan Allosso

in Peppermint Kings: A Rural American History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300236828
eISBN:
9780300252620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236828.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the history of Ashfield in Massachusetts and the essence-peddling business run by the Ranney family and their friends. It also looks into the development of a wholesale ... More


Cuba

Andrew Boutros

in From Baksheesh to Bribery: Understanding the Global Fight Against Corruption and Graft

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190232399
eISBN:
9780190232412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190232399.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Company and Commercial Law

Cuba has long been saddled with a culture of corruption. A lengthy history of colonialism and a state-controlled economy have produced a country with a weak economy, product shortages, low wages, and ... More


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