It takes a little bit to get used to the author’s style of writing, but the subject matter is fascinating. The author, Rothstein, proposes that it was de jure, not de facto, segregation that separated Americans. What follows are details of historical federal, state, and local government actions woven with specific stories of individuals who were directly affected by such matters. For example, the author discusses temporary housing for the war (WWII) effort, zoning laws, and expressway construction, and how those directives altered lives.
A great read for those interested in social justice issues.