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Additional Books and Works of Interest

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Geography of Nowhere by James Howard Kunstler call number NA2542.35 .K86 1993
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture By Wendell Berry call number HD1761 .B47
Where We Live: Essays About Indiana By David Hoppe call number F526.5 .W48 1989

Also by Alex Kotlowitz

The Other Side of the River: a Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma. call number F574.S26 K68 1998

Additional books of interest

Edin, Kathryn, and Laura Lein. Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low Wage Work. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1997. Call Number: HQ759.915 .E34 1997.

Fuerst, J. S. When Public Housing was Paradise : Building Community in Chicago. Westport, Ct. : Praeger, 2003.  Call Number: HD7288.78.U52 C478 2003. Oral histories of life in Chicago's Public Housing from 1940 to 1960. 

Grossman, James R. Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. Call Number: F548.9.N4 G76 1989.

Harrington, Michael. The Other America: Poverty in the United States. New York: Macmillan, 1962. Call Number: HV91 .H3 1997.

Hirsch, Arnold R. Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. Call Number: HD7288.72 .U52 C454 1983.

Jones, LeAlan. Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago. New York: Scribner, 1997. Call Number: F548.9.N4 J66 1997.

Katz, Michael B. Improving Poor People: the Welfare State, the "Underclass," and Urban Schools as History. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1995.  Call Number: HV91 .K348 1995.

Katz, Michael B. ed. The "Underclass" Debate: Views from History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Call Number: HV4044 .U56 1993.

Kozol, Jonathan. Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children & the Conscience of a Nation. New York: Crown, 1995. Call Number: HV885.N5 K69 1996.

Lemann, Nicholas. The Promised Land: The Great Migration and How It Changed America. New York: Knopf, 1991.Call Number: E185.6 .L36 1991.

Sidel, Ruth. Keeping Women and Children Last: America’s War on the Poor. New York: Penguin Books, 1996. Call Number: HV699 .S527 1998.

Sidel, Ruth. Unsung Heroines: Single Mothers and the American Dream. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. Call Number: HQ759.915 .S159 2006.

Sugrue, Thomas J. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.  Call Number: F574.D49 N4835 1996.

Suskind, Ron. A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League. New York: Broadway Books, 1998. Call Number: LC2803.W3 S87 1998.

Zucchino, David. Myth of the Welfare Queen: A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist's Portrait of Women on the Line. New York: Scribner, 1997. Call Number: HV91 .Z85 1997.

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