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Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way
November 16, 2019
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Dudley H. Davis Center
As immigrants, Jewish men from the middle of the nineteenth century into the twentieth sought to make a living and establish new homes in America by means of an old and familiar Jewish occupation. By doing so they learned much about America and Americans learned about them. Hasia Diner explores the experience of these Jewish immigrants who came to the United States and got their start as on the road peddlers. Led by: Dr. Hasia Diner, Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish history at New York University