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Title Boom town : how Wal-Mart transformed an all-American town into an international community / Marjorie Rosen.
Imprint Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2009.


 Main Stacks  HF5429.215.U6 R67 2009    AVAILABLE
Description x, 310 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-298) and index.
Subject Wal-Mart (Firm)
Diversity in the workplace -- Social aspects -- Arkansas -- Bentonville.
Multiculturalism -- Arkansas -- Bentonville.
Bentonville (Ark.) -- Commerce -- Social aspects.
Bentonville (Ark.) -- Social conditions.
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.