Root Shock

How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It

Foreword by Carlos Peterson, Mary Travis Bassett

Carlos Peterson

Foreword contributor, Carlos F. Peterson, is a distinguished artist and architectural draftsman and award-winning illustrator for the steel engineering industry of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Peterson's life and many of his evocative paintings, prints, sculpture, and photographs were deeply influenced by 1960's urban development that destroyed the vibrant African American, Hill District neighborhood he grew up in.