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Title:
The pushcart war
Summary:
DO YOU KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE PUSHCART WAR? THE REAL HISTORY? It’s a story of how regular people banded together and, armed with little more than their brains and good aim, defeated a mighty foe. Not long ago the streets of New York City were smelly, smoggy, sooty, and loud. There were so many trucks making deliveries that it might take an hour for a car to travel a few blocks. People blamed the truck owners and the truck owners blamed the little wooden pushcarts that traveled the city selling everything from flowers to hot dogs. Behind closed doors the truck owners declared war on the pushcart peddlers. Carts were smashed from Chinatown to Chelsea. The peddlers didn’t have money or the mayor on their side, but that didn’t stop them from fighting back. They used pea shooters to blow tacks into the tires of trucks, they outwitted the police, and they marched right up to the grilles of those giant trucks and dared them to drive down their streets. Today, thanks to the ingenuity of the pushcart peddlers, the streets belong to the people—and to the pushcarts. -- Amazon.com.
Physical Description:
222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.5 6 635.
Author(s):
Publisher:
W.R. Scott,
Publication Date:
1964
ISBN:
9781590179369

9781590178195

9780440471479

9780881038309
Publication Information:
New York : W.R. Scott, [1964].

©1964
Call Number:
J MERRILL
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