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

by Hasia R. Diner,
The Jerusalem Post, December 12, 2014

In 1874, in his Guide For Going to America, Leon Horowitz of Minsk proclaimed that peddlers “who go about the countryside with their wares on their shoulders can earn their bread in America,” a nation that was inclined to be benevolent to Jews.