Nine tenths of the law book read 7 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers millions of foreclosed homes and abandoned buildings on one . And so dobbz in nine tenths of the law property and resistance in the united states begins her breathless new book on the history and politics of squatting in the united states with a chapter on the violent colonial dispossession of indian land in the us. Former squatter hannah dobbz nine tenths of the law property and resistance in the united states ak press couldnt arrive at a more fitting time the housing crisis unquestionably complicated and challenged americans notion of the american dream of universal homeownership leaving fertile ground to explore and question who or what grants the right to live in a dwelling. Nine tenths of the law expands our understanding of property law and highlights recent tactics like creative squatting ventures and the use of adverse possession to claim title to vacant homes hannah dobbz unveils the tangled relationship americans have always had in creating and sustaining healthy communities. Nine tenths of the law examines the history of squatting and property struggles in the united states from colonialism to twentieth century urban squatting and the foreclosure crisis of the late 2000s and how such resistance movements shape the law stories from our most hard hit american cities show that property is truly in crisis
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