Wal-Mart: Populist and Multi-National Corporation

Populism began with a group of farmers coming together to advocate against the big corporations in the 1890’s. The mega corporation Wal-Mart’s headquarters are located in Bentonville, AR a largely low income farming community, rich in populist ideals. The business practice used by Wal-Mart allowed them to be accepted among the grass roots level of … Continue reading

Guided by the Moral Compass

Our question this week asks if Thomas think poor conservatives are stupid.  My initial answer to this was yes as I read through page 36 where Kansas was references as the soul  of America and in the end recons that “we are staring into the eyes of a lunatic,” I was swayed that the book … Continue reading

Consumption and Democracy

Cohen explains the relationship between consumption and democracy between 1932 and 2003 as dramatically intertwined as the people do their part by consciously spending or withholding their money in a manner which casts their vote for a cause they support or reject.   People have the right to choose where and if they want to spend … Continue reading

Crisis in Levittown

  The lessons learned from the Myer’s move into Levittown have been starteling.  While many people were afraid that the Myer’s only desired to be the first to move into an all white neighborhood to prove that they could do it, the Myer’s like other blacks moving into an all white neighborhood only desired to … Continue reading

Consumption and Civil Rights

         Consumption was a clear way to get to the heart of the matter of inequalities in Civil Rights. As people began to boycott businesses that were treating them unfairly, it raised awareness in society and government that there needed to be a change. Without the financial cost people knew there were problems but there … Continue reading

American Dreams

          H.W, Brands titled his book “History of Post 1945 America American Dreams as a way to identify the many faces of dreams that people in America had, especially their right to dream. (x) Brands categorizes these dreams in three periods 1) Visions of Omnipotence 1945- 1965; 2) The Twilight of Liberalism 1965 – 1986; … Continue reading

Consumerism News Video

This video relates to our class discussion on Consumerism  and Wal-Mart.  It has a very unique position.  If the video does not open click the URL http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=3630318n.

It’s a Brand New Day

Wake up every day and be grateful for the gift of life!  Grab hold of it firmly and enjoy the ride!  Make good choices and decisions and you will have no regrets!

Diversity: People, Culture, Politics, Building and Transportation = New York

New York City I first want to tell you how much I appreciate having the opportunity to participate in the educational, exciting, and fun New York History Expedition.  Thank you so much to everyone who pulled this together and provided this memorable experience.  I am excited to bring the knowledge I have learned into my … Continue reading

Chester Arthur’s grave

Chester Arthur’s Grave Site Chester Alan Arthur Grave Site As this trip draws to a close it was fitting that we were able to stop by for a moment at the grave site of Chester Arthur.  This beautiful cemetery was lined with rows and rows of various grave stones.  The light rain that was flowing … Continue reading