Professor & Chair of History, UMass-Dartmouth. Author of forthcoming "Saul Alinsky & the Dilemma of Race in the Postwar City" (Univ. of Chicago Press). Currently writing "Castles Made of Sand? Home Ownership and the American Dream." He blogs at Santow lives in Providence RI, and has been on the School Board there since March 2015. Opinions stated here are his own.