Mark Santow is Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, where he teaches classes on U.S. political history, cities, race relations, social policy, and foreign policy. He also serves as Academic Director of the Clemente Course in the Humanities in New Bedford MA, which offers humanities classes to low-income adults for college credit. The co-author of Social Security and the Middle Class Squeeze (2005) and a forthcoming volume on Saul Alinsky and racial segregation, Santow is presently writing a book on home ownership. He blogs at

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