Publishers Weekly Book Review: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond. Crown, $28 (432p) ISBN 978-0-553-44743-9 Gripping storytelling and meticulous research undergird this outstanding ethnographic study, in which Desmond (On the Fireline), an associate professor of sociology at Harvard, explores the impact of eviction on poverty-stricken families in Milwaukee, Wis. Living first in a rundown trailer park with predominantly white tenants and then in […]