What I’m Reading

What I’m Reading

A sort-of running list of what I’m reading


  • Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence, Patrick Sharkey
  • The Blood of Emmett Till, Timothy B. Tyson
  • Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea, Mitchell Duneier
  • How to Kill a City, Peter Moskowitz
  • A Colony in a Nation, Chris Hayes


  • Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, James Forman Jr.
  • The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn, Suleiman Osman
  • We Were Eight Years in Power, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Rebel Cities, David Harvey
  • Stuck in Place, Patrick Sharkey
  • Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon
  • Family Properties, Beryl Satter
  • Black Wealth / White Wealth, Melvin L. Oliver
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
  • American Apartheid, Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton
  • The Origins of the New Urban Crisis, Thomas Sugrue
  • The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein
  • Crabgrass Frontier, Kenneth T. Jackson
  • The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
  • Notes of a Native Son, James Baldwin
  • White Teeth, Zadie Smith
  • Sula, Toni Morrison
  • Modern Housing for America, Gail Radford
  • Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  • The Great Rent Wars, Robert M. Fogelson
  • Fear City, Kim Phillips-Fein
  • The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida
  • Evicted, Matthew Desmond
  • The Truly Disadvantaged, William Julius Wilson
  • The South Side, Natalie Y. Moore
  • The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander