Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond
America has never fully recovered from the housing crisis of 2008, and since long before that, eviction has been a part of the fabric of poverty and racism. Desmond looks closely at Milwaukee, still reeling from those events. “By examining one city through the microscopic lens of housing, however, he shows us how the system that produces that pain and poverty was created and is maintained. I can’t remember when an ethnographic study so deepened my understanding of American life,” wrote Katha Pollitt in the Guardian.