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The Resource We were eight years in power : an American tragedy, Ta-Nehisi Coates

We were eight years in power : an American tragedy, Ta-Nehisi Coates

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We were eight years in power : an American tragedy
Title
We were eight years in power
Title remainder
an American tragedy
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Ta-Nehisi Coates
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American tragedy
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Language
eng
Summary
ђ́جWe were eight years in powerђ́ح was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is Americaђ́ةs ђ́جfirst white president.ђ́ح But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this periodђ́ؤand the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nationђ́ةs old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspectiveђ́ؤthe point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president. We Were Eight Years in Power features Coatesђ́ةs iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including ђ́جFear of a Black President,ђ́ح ђ́جThe Case for Reparations,ђ́ح and ђ́جThe Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,ђ́ح along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coatesђ́ةs own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Dewey number
973.932
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Obama, Barack
  • African Americans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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We were eight years in power : an American tragedy, Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Contents
"This is how we lost to the white man" -- American girl -- Why do so few blacks study the Civil War? -- The legacy of Malcolm X -- Fear of a black president -- The case for reparations -- The black family in the age of mass incarceration -- My president was black
Control code
sky287611872
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780399590566
Lccn
bl2017034777
Other physical details
illustrations on endpapers
Label
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publication
Copyright
Contents
"This is how we lost to the white man" -- American girl -- Why do so few blacks study the Civil War? -- The legacy of Malcolm X -- Fear of a black president -- The case for reparations -- The black family in the age of mass incarceration -- My president was black
Control code
sky287611872
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780399590566
Lccn
bl2017034777
Other physical details
illustrations on endpapers

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