The critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City has been selected for the University of Mississippi‘s Common Reading Experience for 2019.
Written by Matthew Desmond, a Princeton sociologist and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, Evicted was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for being “a deeply researched expose that showed how mass evictions after the 2008 economic crash were less a consequence than a cause of poverty.”
The book has been described as “a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America.” Since its publication, Evicted has been credited with transforming how the nation understands “extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem.”
Subject Headings (LCSH)
Low-income housing -- United States; Eviction -- United States; Poverty -- United States; Profit -- United States; Cities and towns -- United States
Desmond, Matthew, "Evicted" (2019). Common Reading Experience. 1.