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The New York Times Book Review reviews Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America by Beryl Satter, an examination of "race and housing discrimination in Chicago during the 1950s and '60s," declaring that "no one can accuse the author of glossing over the messy details of life on the ground in Chicago. Neighborhood by neighborhood, block by block, slumlord by slumlord, she takes us through the complex realities of racial division, economic exploitation and local politics."

 
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