Hasia Diner LectureThursday, March 3, 2011 - 6:30pm
"Peddlers: A New World Jewish History"
New York University
Jews have been "on the road" for centuries, selling goods from packs on their backs and from wagons. Starting at the end of the eighteenth century, peddling provided the occupational engine which drove Jewish migrations out of Europe and the Ottoman Empire and to a series of "new worlds," from the British Isles to Australia and South Carolina. This lecture looks at how this very particular mundane occupation transformed and shaped Jewish history and the histories of all these places.
For more information, please contact Katja Vehlow, firstname.lastname@example.org
[Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, the History Department, Institute for Southern Studies & the Department of Religious Studies.]