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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

Label
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy
Title
We were eight years in power
Title remainder
an American tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Title variation
American tragedy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We were eight years in power" 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 America's "first white president". 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 period-and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation's old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective-the 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 Coates's iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including "Fear of a Black President", "The Case for Reparations", and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration", along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates's 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
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
973.932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E907
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy, Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780399590566
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
bl2017034777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations on endpapers
Label
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780399590566
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
bl2017034777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations on endpapers

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