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Author Rosen, Marjorie.

Title Boom*town : how Wal-Mart transformed an all-American town into an international community / Marjorie Rosen.

Publication Info. Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-298) and index.
Contents Diversity comes to northwest Arkansas. A Black man redefines a white company ; A Muslim philanthropist champions the Jews ; A shul is born ; A Hindu family's delicate balance ; A Marshallese security guard "talks story" ; Of buyers and sellers -- Towns and townies, then and now. Bentonville's ex-mayor, the Boom Town, and the Daughters of the Dust Bowl ; A trucker in "Chickendale" ; The major of Rogers takes on undocumented workers -- The Hispanic explosion. Incident at Bentonville High ; Springdale's tough-as-nails lady police chief ; A chicken plant worker without options ; A once-undocumented housepainter finds money and God.
Summary Investigating the personal stories behind the headquarters of the Wal-Mart empire, this examination focuses on the growth of Bentonville, Arkansas - a microcosm of America's social, political, and cultural shift.
Note Print version record.
Subject Wal-Mart (Firm)
Diversity in the workplace -- Social aspects -- Arkansas -- Bentonville.
Multiculturalism -- Arkansas -- Bentonville.
Bentonville (Ark.) -- Commerce -- Social aspects.
Bentonville (Ark.) -- Social conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
Added Title Boomtown
Other Form: Print version: Rosen, Marjorie. Boom*town. Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2009 9781556529481 (DLC) 2009023528 (OCoLC)318426861
ISBN 9781569763681 (electronic bk.)
1569763682 (electronic bk.)
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