Forgotten Pioneer Author:Harry Golden ...How fitting that Harry Golden should now turn his attention and skill to the telling of one part of the great American dream -- the story of the old-time pack peddlers who walked the countryside from the earliest beginnings of our country until the mid-1920s. "The story of a peddler" says Harry, "is essentially the story of American immigrat... more »ion. Some of th epeddlers never moved from the reaches of a few square city blocks while others ranged the whole continent. They all knew they could go where they wanted and sell what they chose."
With warmth and understanding, he writes of thre of these men: two who are typical of many of their era, one from the South and one from New England; and the third, Levi Strauss, the German immigrant who "invented" the levis or denims so popular today.« less