Early Stores and Markets

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Crabtree Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1981 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Topics covered;
Before there were stores
Early trading posts
17th and 18th century stores
The General Store as
The business center of the community
The bank
The Post Office
A contact with civilization
A social place
The barter system
The many roles of the storekeeper
The family of the country merchant
The outside of the General Store
The storekeeper shows you the store
The goods at the General Store
Quality, preservation and packaging
Customer relations
The adult customers
The children at the store
City markets
Country fairs
Travelling merchants and peddlers
Specialized stores
The coming of the department store
Catalogs and advertising

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Before there were stores 32 Let the storekeeper show you around
The trading post 44 How the barter system worked
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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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