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We Were Eight Years In Power : : An American Tragedy

Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author. Book - 2017 973.932 Co, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Politics / Coates, Ta-Nehisi 5 On Shelf 8 requests on 25 copies Community Rating: 3 out of 5

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Call Number: 973.932 Co, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Politics / Coates, Ta-Nehisi
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"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.
Contents: This is how we lost to the white man. -- American girl. -- Why do so few blacks study the Civil War? -- Legacy of Malcolm X. -- Fear of a black president. -- Case for the reparations. -- Black family in the age of mass incarceration. -- My president was black.

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Insightful Essays Spanning the Obama Years submitted by sdunav on July 6, 2018, 9:38am This was much better than the blurbs made me think it would be - it's a series of eight lengthy essays written over the Obama years, with introductions from after November 2016. Coates' main argument is that Trump's presidency is a result of racist backlash, but the essays are much more than that - they include some perceptive looks at history (including fascinating stuff about redlining in Chicago and Reconstruction), current events, and Black culture. I thought this was going to be totally depressing and it wasn't, it was just realistic.

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PUBLISHED
New York : One World, [2017]
Year Published: 2017
Description: xvii, 367 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0399590560
9780399590566

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Coates, Ta-Nehisi.

SUBJECTS
Obama, Barack.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017.
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
United States -- Race relations.