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Jodie Adams Kirshner

Broke

Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promise

St. Martins Press 2019

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In her new book Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promise (St. Martin’s Press, 2019), Jodie Adams Kirshner tells the story...

In her new book Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promise (St. Martin’s Press, 2019), Jodie Adams Kirshner tells the story of the people of Detroit before, during, and after its bankruptcy, offering lessons about urban governance, post-industrial economics, development, and the usefulness of bankruptcy itself as a tool to aid U.S. cities. Join us to hear the fascinating, infuriating, and heartbreaking stories of Detroiters struggling to build better lives for themselves and their neighborhoods.


Stephen Pimpare is Senior Lecturer in the Politics & Society Program and Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of The New Victorians (New Press, 2004), A People’s History of Poverty in America (New Press, 2008), winner of the Michael Harrington Award, and Ghettos, Tramps and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen (Oxford, 2017).