Words on Selling the East in the American South

Asian products are brought to the United States but often spread along different routes then common migration patterns. This fact might be because of what was sold. Items that evokes a worldly sense that pushes a cosmopolitan and exotic idea along with these oriental items. The spread of these peddlers spread to many areas some under a seasonal occupation such as their support of the resort economy. When they do establish a more permanent presence they often set up a single house for the relatively small and tight community. This type of presence stretched down the coast and spreading into Texas. This perceived culture infiltrated events such as Mardi Gras and other yearly parades. This in part was part of the culture that was presented as part of songs and other media that were done as part of a “knowledge” of the Culture.

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