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A dream foreclosed : black America and the fight for a place to call home

"Real-life stories of how banks are ravaging the country--particularly African American communities--and how some families have joined together to fight back. The ongoing economic crisis has created one of the longest and largest mass displacements in U.S. history. While profiting from government bailouts, banks have evicted more than ten million Americans from their homes, destroying their life savings, their economic security and their dreams. Told through the eyes of four families, A Dream Foreclosed reveals the ongoing human tragedy of the crisis--and the spectacular possibilities that emerge when everyday people challenge the all-powerful corporations that the U.S. government considers 'too big to indict.'"-- Cover p. [4]
eBook, English, 2013
Zuccotti Park Press, New York, 2013
1 online resource (xvii, 185 pages) : illustrations
9781884519222, 1884519229
Foreword; Introduction; The Dream; One Hundred Acres of Houses; The House in the Wrong Part 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; Epilogue