1927. This volume tells the tale of strolling peddlers, preachers, lawyers, doctors, players and others, from the beginning to the Civil War. Contents: Yankee peddler; rise of the Yankee peddler; Yankee notions; peddlers in little things; peddlers and big business; decline of Yankee peddling; workmen of the road; healing and justice take to the highway; artist as an itinerant; peddlers of the word; terpsichore perambulant; Puritan beings to smile; circus and theater start on tour; queer customers; local vendors and street cries; commercial wanderers of waterways; carriers of good and the mail. Illustrated throughout.