Staff Pick of December

WISCAP chooses ‘The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America’ by Alan Mallach as WISCAP’s staff pick of December. Who really benefits from urban revival? Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond…

STAFF PICK OF NOVEMBER

For the staff pick of November, WISCAP chooses ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’ by George Orwell. This unusual fictional account, in good part autobiographical, narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer…

STAFF PICK OF OCTOBER

For the staff pick of October, WISCAP chooses ‘Show Me The Cash: Engaging Families To Help Very Poor Children Succeed’ by George Gerharz. To get rid of poverty, why not just give the parents in very poor families with children…

STAFF PICK OF SEPTEMBER

WISCAP chooses ‘Broke, U.S.A’ by Gary Rivlin as WISCAP’s staff pick of September. From the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Drive Bycomes a unique and riveting exploration of one of America’s largest and fastest-growing industries—the business of…

STAFF PICK OF AUGUST

WISCAP has chosen ‘Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America’ by Tim Wise as our staff pick of August. “In Under the Affluence, Wise discusses a related issue: economic inequality and the demonization…

STAFF PICK OF JULY

WISCAP chooses ‘A People’s History of Poverty in America’ by Stephen Pimpare as staff pick of July. “Tens of millions of Americans currently live in poverty, more and more of them in extreme poverty. But the words we use to…

STAFF PICK OF JUNE

WISCAP chooses ‘Black Milwaukee: The Making of an Industrial Proletariat’ by Joe William Trotter Jr. for the staff pick of June. Other historians have tended to treat black urban life mainly in relation to the ghetto experience, but in Black…

STAFF PICK OF MAY

This month’s staff pick comes from our partners at the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). They have chosen The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. In The Color of Law (published by Liveright in May…

STAFF PICK OF APRIL

WISCAP chooses ‘The Other America: Poverty in the United States’ by Michael Harrington for the staff pick of April. This book is an illuminating, profoundly moving classic that is still all too relevant for today’s America. When Michael Harrington’s masterpiece, The…

STAFF PICK OF MARCH

WISCAP chooses ‘Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do’ by Studs Terkel for the staff pick of March. Studs Terkel records the voices of America. Men and women from every…