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Aasp412 Book Review On Paige Glotzer How The Suburbs Were Segregated

A scholarly book review is always more than a book summary. For our purposes, you will want to produce a systematic discussion of the book as a work of scholarship, paying attention to its constituent parts (argument, method, sources, key contributions), while discussing how it fits in to the larger scholarship concerning its topic, the larger themes of this course, and concluding with a discussion of what, specifically, it has helped you to better understand. 


  • Paige Glotzer, How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing,1890-1960 (2020)

*****Your review should be composed as one cogent narrative. Below is a series of questions that your book review should attend to (though you don’t need to mechanistically pose / respond to these questions; rather just make sure your writing addresses them in some way within your larger narrative):********

  • What are the key arguments of this book? (1-3 paragraphs)
  • How does the author support these arguments? 
    • What evidence does the author draw from? (1-2 paragraphs)
    • What methods does the author use to gather and organize their evidence? (1-2 paragraphs)
  • How does the book relate to the larger discussion about its topic? (1-2 paragraphs)
  • How does the book relate to the larger discussion of course themes? (1-2 paragraphs)
  • In what ways does this book help you to better understand whiteness? Be specific. (1-3 paragraphs)

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