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The Resource Postville, U.S.A. : surviving diversity in small-town America, Mark A. Grey, Michele Devlin, and Aaron Goldsmith

Postville, U.S.A. : surviving diversity in small-town America, Mark A. Grey, Michele Devlin, and Aaron Goldsmith

Label
Postville, U.S.A. : surviving diversity in small-town America
Title
Postville, U.S.A.
Title remainder
surviving diversity in small-town America
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. Grey, Michele Devlin, and Aaron Goldsmith
Title variation
Postville, USA
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An inside view of a rural Iowa town torn apart by greed, failed immigration policy and misguided view of diversity. Postville (population 2400) is an obscure meatpacking town in the northeast corner of Iowa. Here, in the most unlikely of places, in the middle of endless cornfields, unparalleled diversity drew the curiosity of international media and outside observers. In 2008, however, people who hoped Postville would succeed declared the town's experiment in multiculturalism dead. It was not native Iowans, or the newly-arrived Orthodox Jews, or the immigrant workers and refugees from around the world who made Postville fail. Postville's momentum towards a sustainable multicultural community was stopped in its tracks when the town was crushed by a massive raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on May 12th 2008. 20% of the town's population was arrested, forcing the closure of the town's largest employer, a kosher meatpacking plant. The raid exposed the disastrous enforcement of immigration policy, the exploitation of Postville by activists, and disturbing questions about the packing house's operators. Today, with managers sitting in jail, workers in federal prison on their way to deportation, and a huge influx of new immigrants to fill their spots, the town is attempting to survive a near terminal blow. Grey and Devlin - with more than 10 years experience in Postville, 20 years experience in meat-packing plants and a life time work with immigrant populations - join with Goldsmith - the only Jew ever to serve on the city council - describe the real events in Postville, which have been subject to misrepresentation in the media and by diversity professionals and detractors alike
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grey, Mark A
Dewey number
977.733
Index
no index present
LC call number
F629.P67
LC item number
G74 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Devlin, Michèle
  • Goldsmith, Aaron
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  • Postville Immigration Raid, Postville, Iowa, 2008
  • Postville (Iowa)
  • Illegal aliens
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • United States
  • Postville Immigration Raid (Iowa : 2008)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Ethnic relations
  • Illegal aliens
  • Iowa
  • United States
Label
Postville, U.S.A. : surviving diversity in small-town America, Mark A. Grey, Michele Devlin, and Aaron Goldsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-180)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iowa and the new demographics -- Shtel on the Great Plains -- Small miracles -- The fall of the empire -- Sent reeling : Postville after the raid -- Diversity and its discontents -- Cain v. s Abel -- Meanwhile, back at the Shtel : one year after the raid
Control code
750173049
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 183 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781934848975
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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9a69f573-99a0-464a-bb09-c2b8b9f44e45
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)750173049
Label
Postville, U.S.A. : surviving diversity in small-town America, Mark A. Grey, Michele Devlin, and Aaron Goldsmith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-180)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Iowa and the new demographics -- Shtel on the Great Plains -- Small miracles -- The fall of the empire -- Sent reeling : Postville after the raid -- Diversity and its discontents -- Cain v. s Abel -- Meanwhile, back at the Shtel : one year after the raid
Control code
750173049
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 183 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781934848975
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9a69f573-99a0-464a-bb09-c2b8b9f44e45
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)750173049

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