Common Reading Experience
 

Title

Evicted

Authors

Matthew Desmond

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Description

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.”

Publication Date

2019

Relational Format

article

Subject Headings (LCSH)

Low-income housing -- United States; Eviction -- United States; Poverty -- United States; Profit -- United States; Cities and towns -- United States

Comments

Link to research resource guide for Evicted, compiled by UM Libraries

Additional files include:

  • Schedule of public events related to Evicted
  • Author information
  • Classroom resource guide created by EDHE, Law, Library, and Writing and Rhetoric Faculty and Staff

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