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Someplace Like AmericaTales from the New Great Depression$
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Dale Maharidge

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520262478

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520262478.001.0001

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Home Sweet Tent Home

Home Sweet Tent Home

15 Home Sweet Tent Home
Someplace Like America

Dale Maharidge

University of California Press

This chapter introduces Bonnie Alexander. When Bonnie got an office job near the house her husband James was building, they began living there full time. Their son Matthew was a senior in high school by then, and he went on to graduate with a degree in theology from Christ for the Nations Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas. To pay his way through school, Matthew Alexander worked as a doorman at the Hyatt Regency. After graduation, he came back to Michigan and got a job at a church. Other companies use the pellets to make tire additives, roller blade wheels, and plastic windows in mailing envelopes. It had been a long journey from that tent in Texas to this wall on which the Alexanders could attach a nameplate that signifies what a home is supposed to be—not an investment, not something to use like a cash machine, not something to be chopped up and “securitized” on Wall Street.

Keywords:   Bonnie Alexander, James Alexander, Matthew Alexander, Dallas, Texas, tent, home, Wall Street

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