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Pirate Read 2017-2018: Evicted: Home

ECU's Pirate Read 2017-2018

ECU's Pirate Read 2017-2018 is the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Click the book image below to watch a brief video introduction to the book on YouTube (1:42).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the book and the issues that it raises, visit the book's website and look through this resource guideThe tabs above link you to information and resources related to the book, including book reviews, discussion guides, and topics for further research. To purchase or borrow a copy of the book, click on the links in the box on the left.

For information about the Pirate Read program, visit ECU's First Year Programs site.

About the Author

Matthew Desmond is co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project. He has authored or co-authored books on race, severe deprivation in America, and an award-winning book on wildland firefighters. Matthew Desmond received his MA and PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University in addition to holding the John L. Loeb Professorship in the Social Sciences. He was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” grant in 2015. For more about Dr. Desmond, visit his biographical webpage