Loren Fox

Before There Was Wal-Mart, There Was Julius Rosenwald

Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck

And Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South By Peter M. Ascoli Indiana University Press, 392 pages, $35. * * *|Although few remember, Sears once set the pace for the mass-market world of retail shopping in ways that Wal-Mart does now. Perhaps even less