Skip to content

Dream Foreclosed Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 1884519210

ISBN-13: 9781884519215

Edition: 2013

Authors: Laura Gottesdiener, R. Black, Clarence Lusane

List price: $15.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

The ongoing economic crisis has created one of the longest and largest mass displacements in US history. While profiting from government bailouts, banks have evicted more thanten millionAmericans from their homes, their life savings, and their dreams. With humanity and power, Laura Gottesdiener tells the heroic stories of the ordinary people who organize against foreclosures, fight against the banks, and win.Told through the eyes of four homemakers—a grandmother in Detroit, an entrepreneur in rural North Carolina, a mentally disabled man in Chattanooga, and a mother in Chicago—A Dream Foreclosedpresents a people's history of the US housing crisis and the rise of a people's movement for…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Zuccotti Park Press
Publication date: 8/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Laura Gottesdiener is a writer and activist living in New York City. She has published in The Huffington Post, Ms. magazine, The Arizona Republic, The New Haven Advocate and other publications. She has organized with Occupy Wall Street and other anti-foreclosure organizations, and has lived in homes, apartments, tents and in Zuccotti Park. She is currently a precarious renter and has no aspirations to own a home. "A Dream Foreclosed: The Great Eviction and the Fight to Live in America" is her first book.

Dr. Clarence Lusane is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of International Service at American University where he teaches and researches on international human rights, comparative race relations, social movements and electoral politics.He is also an author, activist, scholar, lecturer, and journalist. For more than 30 years, he has written about and been active in national and international anti-racism politics, globalization, U.S. foreign policy, human rights and social issues such as education and drug policy. He has spent two years living in London conducting research on racism and human rights in Europe, and working with European institutions and NGOs.His…    

Foreword
Introduction
The Dream
One Hundred Acres of Houses
The House on the Wrong Side of Town
The Boy Who Was Fast
As Good as Rats
The Explosion
A Ten-Year Crime Spree
Lord, I Am Sinking
Where They Going to Put All These People
Everything Was Everywhere
The Fight
We are the …
Call Off the Dogs
I Will Not Go Back
Liberated
The Story of My Life by Jajuanna Walker
Epilogue
Acknowledgements
Notes
Index
About the Author