In keeping with the cross-disciplinary nature of this course, these books are not listed in separate categories from one other. The exact texts we use vary from semester to semester, but always reflect this cross-disciplinary range.

A Plan for the City of Vancouver

A.T. Mann: Sacred Architecture

Abraham Menashe: Inner Grace

Academy Editions: Architecture of Incarceration

Ada Louise Huxtable: Architecture and Illusion

The Unreal America

Kicked a Building Lately?

Architecture, Anyone?

Alan Durning: How Much Is Enough?

Al Gore: An Inconvenient Truth

Our Choice

Alan Weisman: The World Without Us


Alan Ehrenhalt: The Lost City

Albert Schweitzer: Civilization and Ethics

The Decay and Restoration of Civilization

Alex Schroeder: Minty

Alice Duncan: Willie Jerome

Allen Ginsberg: Howl

Albert Bates: Climate in Crisis

Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook

Albert Montesi and Richard Deposki: Downtown St. Louis

Soulard, St. Louis

Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac

Alex Kotlowitz: There Are No Children Here

Alfred North Whitehead: The Aims of Education

Alice Dunbar-Nelson: The Works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Alice Walker: Meridian

The Third Life of Grange Copeland

The Color Purple

Ambrose Bierce: Civil War

Amy Littlesugar: Freedom School, Yes!

Amy Wells and Robert Craine: Stepping Over the Color Line

Andrea Dean and Tim Hursley: Proceed and Be Bold

Andrew Hacker: Two Nations

Andrew Theising: East St. Louis: Made in U.S.A.

Andrew Young: An Easy Burden

Andy Singer: Cartoons

Angela Davis: With My Mind on Freedom

Angela Johnson: Sweet Smell of Roses

Angela Medearis: Rum-A-Tum-Tum

Ann Petry: The Street

Miss Muriel and Other Stories

Anne Spirn: The Granite Garden

Annelise Orleck: Storming Caesar’s Palace

Anthony Davis and Jeffrey Jackson: “Yo, Little Brother…”

Anthony Flint: Wrestling with Moses

Aric McBay: Peak Oil Survival

Arlet and Sam Wylie: Between Piety and Desire

Arna Bontemps: Black Thunder

Arna Bontemps and Jack Conroy: Anyplace But Here

Arnold Hirsch: Making the Second Ghetto: Race & Housing in Chicago 1940-1960

Arthur Littleton and Mary Burger: Black Viewpoints

Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman

Ashley Montagu: Race & IQ

Manʼs Most Dangerous Myth

Statement on Race

Ashley Nelson: The Combination

Atroshanko and Grundy: Mediterranean Vernacular

Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead

Barbara Kodner: Olivette, Chronicle of a Country Village

Barrington Moore, Jr.: Reflections on the Causes of Human Misery

Barry Lopez: Crossing Open Ground

Bauman, Biles, and Szylvian: From Tenements to the Taylor Homes

Becky Birtha: Grandmaʼs Pride

bell hooks: Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics

Rock My Soul

Berlin, Favreau, and Miller: Remembering Slavery

Bernard Rudofsky: Streets for People

Architecture Without Architects

Bernd Heinrich: A Year in the Maine Woods

Bill Bishop: The Big Sort

Bill McKibben: Eaarth

Deep Economy

The End of Nature

Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child

Blakely and Snyder: Fortress America

Bob Dylan: Tarantula

Bourgeoois and Pellos: Spectacular Vernacular

Brenda Peterson: Living by Water

Brian Boyer: Cities Destroyed for Cash

Brian Czech: Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train

Brian Lanker: I Dream a World

Brian Swimme: The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos

Bryan Bell: Good Deeds, Good Design: Community Service Through Architecture

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Bryan Collier: Uptown

Buckminster Fuller: Utopia or Oblivion

Bullard, Johnson, Torres: Sprawl City

C.L. Washington: Down and Dirty in tha Lou

Cameron Sinclair: Design Like You Give a Damn

Carl Sandburg: Complete Poems

Carole Weatherford: Moses

Freedom on the Menu

Carolyn Toft: Landmarks and Historic Districts

Cass Sunstein: Going to Extremes

Chafe, Gavins, and Korstad: Remembering Jim Crow

Charles and Ray Eames: Powers of Ten

Charles Chesnutt: The Marrow of Tradition

Charles Johnson: Middle Passage

Faith and the Good Thing

Charles Johnson and John McClusky, Jr.: Black Men Speaking

Charles Lumpkins: American Pogrom: The East St. Louis Race Riot and Black Politics

Charles Moore: Powerful Days

Charlotte Zolotow: A Father Like That

Chester Himes: If He Hollers Let Him Go

Childrenʼs Defense Fund: Americaʼs Cradle to Prison Pipeline

Childrenʼs Express: Voices from the Future

Chris Albertson: Bessie

Christopher Manes: Green Rage

Christopher Steiner: $20 Per Gallon

Clairissa Hayward and Todd Swanstrom: Justice and the American Metropolis

Claude Brown: Manchild in the Promised Land

Claude McKay: Home to Harlem

Clifton Taubert: Little Cliff and the Porch People

Little Cliffʼs First Day of School

Colin Gordon: Mapping Decline – St. Louis and the Fate of the American City

Colin Turnbull: The Mountain People

Coreta Scott King: My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cornell West: Restoring Hope

Cyprian Clamorgan: The Colored Aristocracy of St. Louis

Daisy Bates: The Long Shadow of Little Rock

Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson: Homeland

And Their Children After Them

The Last Great American Hobo

Journey to Nowhere

Dan van der Vat: The Good Nazi

Dan Butterworth: Waiting for Rain

Darlene and Derek Hopson: Different and Wonderful

David Chura: I Donʼt Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine

David Ehrenfeld: Beginning Again

Swimming Lessons

The Arrogance of Humanism

Conserving Life on Earth

David Garrow: The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.

David Hajdu: Lush Life

David Korten: The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth

When Corporations Rule the World

The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism

Dan Lilienthal: College Daze

David Margolick: Strange Fruit

David Oshinsky: “Worse than Slavery”

David Orr: Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

The Nature of Design

Down to the Wire

David Rusk: Cities Without Suburbs

David Sibley: Geographies of Exclusion

Deborah Hopkinson: Under the Quilt of Night

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Deborah Wiles: Freedom Summer

Dennis Judd and Robert Mendelson: The Politics of Urban Planning

Derek McCulloch and Shepherd Hendrix: Stagger Lee

Derrick Jensen: Endgame

The Culture of Make Believe

Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay: What We Leave Behind

Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan: As the World Burns

Diana Mutz: Hearing the Other Side

Dick Gregory: Nigger

Dinah Johnson: Sunday Week

Quinnie Blue

Dolores Hayden: Redesigning the American Dream

The Power of Place

Don Fehrenbacher: Slavery, Law, & Politics

Don Normark: Chavez Ravine, 1949

Donald Holley: The Second Great Emancipation

Donald Shoup: The High Cost of Free Parking

Doreen Rappaport: Freedom River

Martinʼs Big Words

This School is Not White!

Douoglas Blackmon: Slavery by Another Name

Drier, Mollenkopf, Swanstrom: Place Matters

Dudley Randall: The Black Poets

E.B. Lewis: This Little Light of Mine

East-West Gateway Coordinating Council: Where We Stand

Ebony Bolding: Before & After N. Dorgenois

Eddie Harris: Mississippi Solo

Still Life in Harlem

South of Haunted Dreams

Native Stranger

Edgar Lee Masters: Spoon River Anthology

Editors of Fortune: The Exploding Metropolis

Edward Humes: No Matter How Loud I Shout

Edward Abbey: Desert Solitaire

The Journey Home

Abbeyʼs Road

Down the River

Postcards from Ed

Fire on the Mountain

Edward P. Jones: The Known World

Lost in the City

All Aunt Hagarʼs Children

Edward Steichen: The Family of Man

Elijah Anderson: Against the Wall – Poor, Young, Black, and Male

Code of the Street

Elizabeth Alexander and Margaret Nelson: Miss Crandallʼs School

Elizabeth Farrelly: Blubberland – The Dangers of Happiness

Elizabeth Kolbert: Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Elizabeth McNulty: St. Louis Then and Now

Ellen Levine: Henryʼs Freedom Box

Elliott Rudwick: Race Riot at East St. Louis

Emilie Buchwald: Toward the Livable City

Eric McKitrick: Slavery Defended

Eric Mumford: The CIAM Discourse of Urbanism, 1928-1960

Eric Sandweiss: St. Louis: The Evolution of an Urban American Landscape

Eric Schlosser: Fast Food Nation

Erin Gruell and the Freedom Writers: The Freedom Writers Diary

Erlene Stetson: Black Sister

Ernest Gaines: A Lesson Before Dying

Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

A Gathering of Old Men

In My Fatherʼs House

Eudora Welty: Photographs

Eugene Meehan: The Quality of Federal Policymaking

Evelyn Coleman: White Socks Only

Everett Ruess: The Wilderness Journal of Everett Ruess

Ewalt, Freeman, and Poole: Community Building

Faith Ringgold: My Dream of Martin Luther King

Fatima Shaik: The Jazz of Our Street

Floyd Cooper: Coming Home

Focus St. Louis: St. Louis Currents

Frances Moore Lappe: Food First

Frances Harper: Iola Leroy

Selected Writings

Frank Webb: The Garies and their Friends

Frank, Engelke, Schmid: Health and Community Design

Frankie Muse Freeman: A Song of Faith and Hope

Fred Pearce: Confessions of an Eco-Sinner

Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Frumkin, Frank, Jackson: Urban Sprawl and Public Health

Gail Milissa Grant: At the Elbows of My Elders

Garcia Canclini: Consumers and Citizens

Gary Coates: Resettling America

Gary Paul Nabhan: The Desert Smells Like Rain

Gene Logsdon: At Natureʼs Pace

Geoffrey Canada: Fist Stick Knife Gun

George Lipsitz: The Sidewalks of St. Louis

A Life in the Struggle

George McCue and Frank Peters: A Guide to the Architecture of St. Louis

George Schuyler: Black No More

Gerald Early: Ainʼt But a Place

Gershwin / Heyward / Wimmer: Summertime

Glenn Loury: Race, Incarceration, and American Values

The Anatomy of Racial Inequality

Glenn Singleton and Curtis Linton: Courageous Conversations About Race

Gordon Allport: The Nature of Prejudice

Gordon Parks: Faces in the Mirror

The Learning Tree

Gratz and Mintz: Cities Back from the Edge

Gregory Corso: Elegiac Feelings American

Gregory Randall: Americaʼs Original GI Town

Guy Debord: Society of the Spectacle

Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert: Papaʼs Mark

The Music in Derrickʼs Heart

Gwendolyn Brooks: Selected Poems

Gwendolyn Brooks and Faith Ringgold: Bronzeville Boys and Girls

Gwendolyn Wright: Building the Dream

H. G. Wells: The Mind at the End of Its Tether

Harper Barnes: Never Been a Time

Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tomʼs Cabin

Harriet Jacobs: Incidents from the Life of a Slave Girl

Harris / Levitt / Furman / Smith: The Black Book

Hart Crane: The Bridge

Harvard Design Magazine: Sprawl and Spectacle

Changing Cities

Building Natureʼs Ruin?

Harry Lewis: Excellence Without a Soul

Henri Lefebvre: The Urban Revolution

A Critique of Everyday Life

Henry Beston: The Outermost House

Henry Churchill: The City is the People

Henry David Thoreau: Walden

Henry Dumas: Goodbye, Sweetwater

Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer: Eyes on the Prize

Howard Thurman: The Luminous Darkness

Howard Zinn: Peopleʼs History of the United States

Hugh Ferriss: The Metropolis of Tomorrow

Ian McHarg: Design with Nature

Irene Smalls: Kevin and His Dad

Jonathan and His Mommy

My Pop and Me

A Strawbeaterʼs Thanksgiving

Isabel Wilkerson: The Warmth of Other Suns

Ishmael Reed: Mumbo Jumbo

Ivan Illich: Deschooling Society

Tools for Conviviality

To Hell with Good Intentions

Jabari Asim: Daddy Goes to Work

Jack Kerouak: On the Road

Jacqueline Woodson: The Other Side

Show Way

Sweet, Sweet Memory

Coming On Home Soon

Jacob Lawrence: The Great Migration

Harriet and the Promised Land

Jah and ShahʼKeyah: Uprising

James Agee: A Death in the Family

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

James Baldwin: If Beale Street Could Talk

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Nobody Knows My Name

The Fire Next Time

The Price of the Ticket

Rap on Race (with Margaret Mead)

James Howard Kunstler: The Geography of Nowhere

Home from Nowhere

The Long Emergency

James Jones: Bad Blood

James Lovelock: Gaia

The Revenge of Gaia

The Vanishing Face of Gaia

James Mellon: Bullwhip Days

James Meredith: Three Years in Mississippi

James Primm: Lion of the Valley

James Speth: Red Sky at Morning

The Bridge at the End of the World

James Weldon Johnson: Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man

Lift Evʼry Voice and Sing

Jan Gehl: Life Between Buildings

Jana Dennis: Palmyra Street

Jane Holtz Kay: Asphalt Nation

Jane Jacobs: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Economy of Cities

Dark Age Ahead

Janice Harrington: Going North

Jared Diamond: Guns, Germs, and Steel


Jean Toomer: Cane

Jeanette Winter: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Jeff Rubin: Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller

Jeff Wiltse: Contested Waters

Jeffrey Copeland: Oliviaʼs Story

Jerdine Nolan: In My Mommaʼs Kitchen

Jeremy Till: Architecture Depends

Jeremy Rifkin: The European Dream

The End of Work

Jim Haskins: Delivering Justice

Joanne Grant: Black Protest

Joel Garreau: Edge City

Joel Hirschhorn and Paul Souza: New Community Design to the Rescue

John Brinkerhoff Jackson: Landscape in Sight

John C. Van Dyke: The Desert

John Chilton: Billieʼs Blues

John Edgar Wideman: The Lynchers

All Stories Are True

Homewood Trilogy: Damballah / Hiding Place / Sent for You Yesterday

John Findlay: Magic Lands

John Howard Griffin: Black Like Me

John Keats: The Crack in the Picture Window

John Lewis: Walking with the Wind

John Perkins: Let Justice Roll Down

John Reps: Cities of the Mississippi

John Rich: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley

East of Eden

Grapes of Wrath

John Wesley Powell: The Exploration of the Colorado River

John Wright: African Americans in Downtown St. Louis

Discovering African-American St. Louis

St. Louis, Disappearing Black Communities

The Ville

Kinloch, Missouriʼs First Black City

University City, Missouri

Jonathan Kozol: Amazing Grace

The Shame of a Nation

Savage Inequalities

Rachel and Her Children

Death at an Early Age

Jonathan Porrit: Seeing Green

Joseph Marshall, Jr.: Street Soldier

Juan Williams: Eyes on the Prize

Juhani Pallasmaa: The Architecture of Image

Animal Architecture

The Eyes of the Skin

Juliet Schor: The Overworked American

The Overspent American

Julius Lester: Day of Tears

Kadir Nelson: We Are the Ship

Karen Christensen: Home Ecology

Katharine Capshaw Smith: Childrenʼs Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

Kathleen Norris: Dakota

Ken Avidor: Roadkill Bill

Ken Carey: Flat Rock Journal

Ken Light: Delta Time

Kenneth Jackson: Crabgrass Frontier

Kenneth Jolly: Black Liberation in the Midwest: The Struggle in St. Louis, Missouri, 1964-1970

Kevin Lynch: Good City Form

The Image of the City

What Time is This Place?

Kirp, Dwyer, Rosenthal: Our Town – Race, Housing, and the Soul of Suburbia

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Public Address

Critical Vehicles

Public Projections 1996-2004

Lana Stein: St. Louis Politics

Lance Jeffers: When I Know the Power of My Black Hand

Langston Hughes: Reader

Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres: The Minerʼs Canary

Larry Cuban: To Make a Difference

Larry Davis: Working with African American Males

Larry Davis and Arlene Stiffman: Ethnic Issues in Adolescent Mental Health

Lawrence Graham: Our Kind of People

Lea VanderVelde: Mrs. Dred Scott

Lee Rainwater: Behind Ghetto Walls

Leone Sandercock: Making the Invisible Visible

LeRoi Jones / Amiri Baraka: Reader

Blues People

Leslie Gourse: Unforgettable

Lester Brown: Plan B 3.0

Lewis Mumford: From the Ground Up

The Urban Prospect

The Culture of Cities

City Development

The Highway and the City

The Myth of the Machine

Lewis Thomas: The Fragile Species

Liam Kennedy: Race and Urban Space in Contemporary American Culture

Libby Hathorn: Sky Sash So Blue

Life: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lisa Levenstein: A Movement without Marches

Lorraine Hansberry: A Raisin in the Sun

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black

Louis Lomax: The Negro Revolt

Mahalia Jackson: Movinʼ On Up

Malcolm X: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X Speaks

Malcom Cross and Michael Keith: Racism, the City and the State

Manning Marable: Race, Reform, and Rebellion

Marc Mauer: Race to Incarcerate

Marc Parent: Turning Stones

Marcus Binney: Architecture of Rail

Margaret Walker: Jubilee

Margot Theis-Raven: Let Them Play

Circle Unbroken

Night Boat to Freedom

Marie Brady: More than Anything Else

Marilyn Nelson: Carver

A Wreath for Emmett Till

Mark Abbott: The Making of an All-American City: East St. Louis at 150

Mark Abbott and Andrew Theising: St. Louis Currents

Mark Fraser: Risk and Resilience in Childhood

Mark Rank: One Nation, Underprivileged

Mark Tranel: St. Louis Plans – The Ideal and the Real St. Louis

Mark Twain: On the Damned Human Race

Letters from the Earth

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Life on the Mississippi

Markus Miessen: Did Somebody Say Participate?

Martin Anderson: The Federal Bulldozer

Martin Delaney: Blake, or Huts of America

Martin Duberman: In White America

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Autobiography

Where Do We Go from Here?

Stride Toward Freedom

The Strength to Love

Why We Canʼt Wait

The Trumpet of Conscience

A Knock at Midnight

Martin Rees: Our Final Century

Mary Bartley: St. Louis Lost

Mary Midgley: Canʼt We Make Moral Judgments?

Masanobu Fukuoka: The One-Straw Revolution

Massey and Denton: American Apartheid

Matthew Crawford: Shop Class as Soulcraft

Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, et al

McCamant and Durrent: Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves

Meda Chesney-Lind and Marc Mauer: Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment

Melissa Greene: Praying for Sheetrock

Michael Ableman: On Good Land

Michael Eric Dyson: I May Not Get There with You

Michael Foucault: The Michael Foucault Reader

Michael Hough: Cities and Natural Process

Michael Ignatieff: The Needs of Strangers

Michael Pollen: The Omnivoreʼs Dilemma

Michael Tonry: Malign Neglect: Race, Crime, and Punishment in America

Michael Walsh: Graffito

Michelle Alexander: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Middleton Harris: The Black Book

Miguel Algarin and Bob Holman: Aloud

Mike Davis: Ecology of Fear

City of Quartz

Miles Davis: The Autobiography

Mindy Thompson Fullilove: Root Shock

Myron Orfield: American Metropolitics

Nathan McCall: Makes Me Wanna Holler

National Research Council: Losing Generations

Nella Larsen: Quicksand

An Intimation of Things Distant

New York Times: How Race is Lived in America

Nicholas Bloom: Public Housing that Worked – New York City in the Twentieth Century

Nicholas Ganz: Graffiti World

Nicholas Lemann: The Promised Land

Nikki Giovanni: Racism 101


Knoxville, Tennessee

Nikki Grimes: My Man Blue

Ntozake Shange: Betsey Brown

Nappy Edges

Oliver Gillham: The Limitless City

Oran Safdie: Private Jokes, Public Places

Osagyefo Sekou: Urban Souls

Oscar Newman: Defensible Space

Paolo Freire: The Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Patricia McKissack: Ma Dearʼs Aprons

Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters

Patti Jackson: The St. Louis Arena

Paul and Percival Goodman: Communitas

Paul Dunbar: The Sport of the Gods

Paul Finkelman: Dred Scott v. Sanford

Paul Hawken: Blessed Unrest

Paul Hendrickson: Bound for Glory

Sons of Mississippi

Looking for the Light

Paul Lewis: Shaping Suburbia

Paul Roberts: The End of Oil

Paul Robeson: Paul Robeson Speaks

Paul Wachtel: The Poverty of Affluence

Pauline Hopkins: Contending Forces

Percy Green: Why You Must Raise Hell

Peter Blake: Form Follows Fiasco

Godʼs Own Junkyard

Peter Calthorpe: The Next American Metropolis

Peter Dauvergne: The Shadows of Consumption

Peter Medoff and Holly Sklar: Streets of Hope

Philadelphia City Planning Commission: The Plan for West Philadelphia

Philip Langdon: A Better Place to Live

Rachel Carson: Silent Spring

Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man

Randall Keenan: Walking On Water

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

Ray Oldenburg: The Great Good Place

Ray Suarez: The Old Neighborhood

Reinhold Niebuhr: The Irony of American History

Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders

Reynolds Price: Clear Pictures

Rhonda Williams” The Politics of Public Housing

Richard Heinberg: The Partyʼs Over

Peak Everything

Richard LeGates and Frederic Stout: The City Reader

Richard Perry: Changes

Montgomeryʼs Children

Richard Register: Ecocities

Ecocity Berkeley

Richard Sennett: The Fall of Public Man

Flesh and Stone

Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation

Richard Wilkiinson: Unhealthy Societies

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett: The Spirit Level

Richard Wright: Black Boy

Uncle Tomʼs Children

Eight Men

American Hunger

12 Million Black Voices

Robert Archibald: A Place to remember

Robert Beauregard: Voices of Decline: The Postwar Fate of U.S. Cities

Robert Bellah: Broken Covenant

Robert Burleigh: Langstonʼs Train Ride

Robert Caro: The Power Broker

Robert Coles: The Story of Ruby Bridges

Robert Hughes: The Shock of the New

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Crimes Against Nature

Robert Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Robert Putnam: Bowling Alone

Roberta Gratz: The Living City

Robinson Jeffers: Cawdor

Selected Poems

The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers


The Beginnng and the End

The Double Axe

The Women at Point Sur

Rocky Mountain Institute: A Primer on Sustainable Building

Roger Wilkins: A Manʼs Life

Ron Fagerstrom: Mill Creek Valley, A Soul of Saint Louis

Ron Suskind: A Hope in the Unseen

Ross Gelbspan: Boiling Point

Roy DeCarava: A Retrospective

Roy Wilkins: Standing Fast

Ruby Bridges: Through My Eyes

Rudolf Fisher: Walls of Jericho

The City of Refuge

Sally Belfrage: Freedom Summer

Sam Hall Kaplan: L.A. Follies

Sam Mockbee: Rural Studio

Sam Warner: Streetcar Suburbs

Samuel Charters: Legacy of the Blues

Sweet as the Showers of Rain

Sandra Belton: From Miss Idaʼs Porch

Sean Zielenbach: The Art of Revitalization

Serge Chermayeff and Christopher Alexander: Community and Privacy

Shalom Endleman: Violence in the Streets

Sharon Wyeth: Something Beautiful

Sharon Zukin: The Cultures of Cities

Shellee Graham: Tales from the Coral Courts

Sherwood Anderson: Poor White

Winesburg, Ohio

Beyond Desire

Sig Synnestvedt: The White Response to Black Emancipation

Southern Poverty Law Center: Free at Last

Southworth and Ben-Joseph: Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities

St. Louis Design Magazine

Stanley Elkin: Slavery

Steve Bogira: Courtroom 302

Steve Liss: No Place for Children

Steven Kasher: The Civil Rights Movement

Stokely Hamilton and Charles Hamilton: Black Power

students of Thurgood Marshall Academic High School: Waiting to Be Heard

Studs Terkel: Working

Hard Times

American Dreams: Lost and Found

Division Street

The Great Divide

Talking to Myself


Susan Phillips: Wallbanginʼ

Sutton Griggs: Imperium in Imperio

Sven Birkerts: The Gutenberg Elegies

Taylor Branch: Pillar of Fire

Parting the Waters

Teaching Tolerance: Free At Last

Terry Jones: Fragmented by Design: Why St. Louis Has So Many Governments

Terry McMillan: Breaking Ice

The Delaney Sisters: Having Our Say

The Mayorsʼ Institute on City Design

The Plan for West Philadelphia

Thomas Berry: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future

The Dream of the Earth

Thomas Byrne Edsall and Mary D. Edsall: Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics

Thomas Gladwin: Poverty U.S.A.

Thomas McDonnell: A Thomas Merton Reader

Thomas Sugrue: The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

Thornton Wilder: Our Town

Tillie Olsen: Tell Me a Riddle

Yonnondio of the Thirties

Timothy Lane: Abandoned Cars / The Story of Stagger Lee

Todd Clear: Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse

Tom Feelings: Soul Looks Back in Wonder

Tim Fox: Where We Live

Tom Angotti, Cheryl Doble, Paula Horrigan: Service-Learning in Design and Practice

Tom Rankin: Sacred Space

Toni Morrison: Beloved

Song of Solomon



Tony Hiss: The Experience of Place

Tony Johnson: The Wagon

Love to Langston

Upton Sinclair: The Jungle

US Dept. of Health and Human Services: The Prevention of Youth Violence: Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors Among Youths

Vaclav Havel: The Art of the Impossible

Vanessa Camilleri: Healing the Inner City Child: Creative Arts Therapies with At-risk Youth

Vaunda Nelson: Almost to Freedom

Vincent Scully: Architecture

Virginia Hamilton: The People Could Fly

Walker Evans: Photographs

Wallace Thurman: The Blacker the Berry…

Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass

Walter Dean Myers: Harlem

Brown Angels

Waukesha Jackson: Women: Stories from the 9th Ward

W.E.B. DuBois: The Autobiography of W.E.B. DuBois

The Souls of Black Folks

Wendell Berry: The Hidden Wound

The Country of Marriage

Farming: A Handbook

What Are People For?

Recollected Essays

The Unforeseen Wilderness

The Art of the Commonplace

Wes Jackson: Becoming Native to This Place

Wes Moore: The Other Wes Moore

Wesley, Price, and Morris: Life Every Voice and Sing

William Attaway: Blood on the Forge

Let Me Breathe Thunder

William Bradford Huie: Three Lives for Mississippi

William Catton, Jr.: Overshoot

William Clay, Sr.: The Jefferson Bank Confrontation

William Cleveland: Art and Upheaval

William Faulkner: The Rievers

Knightʼs Gambit

William Grier and Price Cobbs: Black Rage

William Julius Wilson: The Truly Disadvantaged

When Work Disappears

William Leuchtenburg: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal

William Miller: Arguing About Slavery

Richard Wright and the Library Card

William Morrish and Catherine Brown: Planning to Stay

William Severini Kowinski: The Malling of America

William Upski Wimsatt: No More Prisons

Bomb the Suburbs

William Wells Brown: Clotel, or The Presidentʼs Daughter

William Whyte: City

The Organization Man

Winthrop Jordan: The White Manʼs Burden

Witold Rybczynaski: Home

City Life

Wright Morris: The Home Place

Woody Guthrie: Bound for Glory

Zora Neal Hurston: Dust Tracks on a Road

Their Eyes Were Watching God