Public Lecture: Prof. Hasia Diner on “Peddlers: A New World History”

Peddlers: A New World Jewish History
Professor Hasia Diner (New York University)
Thursday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.
Preston College Seminar Room, USC

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, including South Carolina. This lecture looks at how this very particular mundane occupation transformed and shaped Jewish history and the histories of all these places. Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, the History Department, Institute for Southern Studies & the Department of Religious Studies.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Dr. Katja Vehlow,


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