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Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city  Cover Image Book Book

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city / Matthew Desmond.

Desmond, Matthew, (author.).


"In this powerful work of narrative nonfiction, Desmond documents the months he spent living alongside tenants and landlords in Milwaukee, exploring the issues of poverty and homelessness in a segregated city. Taking readers on a journey into the daily lives of families facing eviction, sometimes repeatedly, the author creates a compelling and heartbreaking work that leaves readers wondering how we got here and what we can do to help."--
"In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads ... Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible."--Cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780553447453
  • ISBN: 0553447459
  • Physical Description: xviii, 422 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : B\D\W\Y, Broadway Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes Reader's guide.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-405) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Cold city -- Part One. Rent. The business of owning the city ; Making rent ; Hot water ; A beautiful collection ; Thirteenth Street ; Rat hole ; The sick ; Christmas in Room 400 -- Part Two. Out. Order some carryout ; Hypes for hire ; The 'hood is good ; Disposable ties ; E-24 ; High tolerance ; A nuisance ; Ashes on snow -- Part Three. After. This is America ; Lobster on food stamps ; Little ; Nobody wants the North Side ; Bigheaded boy ; If they give Momma the punishment ; The Serenity Club ; Can't win for losing -- Epilogue: Home and hope -- About this project.
Awards Note:
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2017.
The Pulitzer Prize, 2017.
Subject: Low-income housing > United States.
Eviction > United States.
Poverty > United States.
Profit > United States.
Cities and towns > United States.
Social science > Sociology > Urban.
Social science > Poverty and Homelessness.
Profit > United States.
Eviction > United States.
Poverty > United States.
Cities and towns.
Low-income housing.
United States.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


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