Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City: by Matthew Desmond | Conversation Starters
Matthew Desmond, a Harvard sociologist, gives readers insight into some of Milwaukee’s poverty-stricken neighborhoods in his new book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. He introduces readers to families who are experiencing eviction on a regular basis because most of their income is spent on rent. Desmond’s years of research, living in these neighborhoods and getting to know the tenants and their landlords, help bring to light the answers to some important questions, hoping to bring solutions to a problem that is unique to America.
Since its release in 2016, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City has received many notable awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction.
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