The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask

Cover of The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power

This was excellent and fascinating! You know that being homeless and not having an address can make it impossible to get on in the modern world but this book digs way beneath that surface. History of how we got street names and numbers; explorations of the many places and people that don‘t have them and why; and the whole way that power is tied up in these seemingly innocuous details is explored here. Tons of citations to explore as well.


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Read on July 7, 2021

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