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Boom Town Boy


Boom Town Boy
  • Author : Lois Lenski
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2015-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781504021982
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A boy and his grandpa hope to strike oil in drought-ridden Oklahoma It’s hot in Oklahoma. There’s no wind, the wells are dry, and the ground is dead. Orvie’s family is doing everything they can to keep their farm going. If they miss a payment on the mortgage, the bank will take their home away, and they’ll have nowhere else to go. Farming is tough, honest work, and it’s no way to get rich. For years, Orvie’s grandfather has sworn that there’s oil under their land, and as soon as it starts bubbling up, they’ll have more money than they know what to do with. But when the oil boom sweeps across Oklahoma, Orvie will find there are some problems that money can’t solve. This rich portrait of life during the Oklahoma oil boom provides a lovingly detailed look at a forgotten time in history.

Boom Towns


Boom Towns
  • Author : Stephen J.K. Walters
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2014-08-27
  • ISBN : 9780804792271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns, Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the root causes of urban decline in order to prescribe remedies that will enable cities to thrive once again. Arguing that commonplace explanations for urban decay misunderstand the nature of our towns, Walters reconceives of cities as dense accumulations of capital in all of its forms—places that attract people by making their labor more productive and their leisure more pleasurable. Policymakers, therefore, must properly define and enforce property rights in order to prevent the flight of capital and the resulting demise of urban centers. Using vivid evocations of iconic towns and the people who crucially affected their destinies, Walters shows how public policy measures which aim to revitalize often do more harm than good. He then outlines a more promising set of policies to remedy the capital shortage that continues to afflict many cities and needlessly limit their residents' opportunities. With its fresh interpretation of one of the American quandaries of our day, Boom Towns offers a novel contribution to the debate about American cities and a program for their restoration.

Boom Town


Boom Town
  • Author : Marjorie Rosen
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2009-10
  • ISBN : 9781569763704
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. Numerous personalities are interviewed, including a multimillionaire Palestinian refugee who arrived penniless and is now dedicated to building a synagogue, a Mexican mother of three who was fired after injuring herself on the job, a black executive hired to diversify Wal-Mart whose arrival coincided with a KKK rally, and a Hindu father concerned about interracial dating. In documenting these citizens' stories, this account reveals the challenges and issues facing those who compose this and other "boom towns"--where demographics, the economy, and immigration and migration patterns are continually in flux. In shedding light on these important and timely anecdotes of America's changing rural and suburban landscape, this exploration provides an entertaining and intimate chronicle of the different ethnicities, races, and religions as well as their ongoing struggles to adapt. Emerging as subtle sociology combined with drama and humanity, this overview illustrates the imperceptible and occasionally unpredictable movements that affect the nonmetropolitan environment of the United States.

Border Boom Town


Border Boom Town
  • Author : Oscar J. Martinez
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1978-06
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105039136127
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the social and economic evolution of Ciudad Juarez, the largest city on the U.S.-Mexican border and one of the fastest-growing urban centers in the world.

Boomtown


Boomtown
  • Author : Nowen N. Particular
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release : 2010-04
  • ISBN : 9781400315536
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boomtown is a humorous tall tale about a fictional town and its odd residents, however, beneath the humorous veneer, Boomtown asks and answers the question, "What does a healthy community look like?"