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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
Statement of responsibility
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Creator
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, [the author] 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 shadow of our nation's old and unreconciled history. [The author] 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.--
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Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Obama, Barack
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
Label
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy, Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Publication
Copyright
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Published in the US by One World, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes from the eighth year : my president was black
  • Epilogue
  • Introduction
  • Notes from the first year : "this is how we lost to the white man"
  • Notes from the second year : American girl
  • Notes from the third year : why do so few blacks study the Civil War?
  • Notes from the fourth year : the legacy of Malcolm X
  • Notes from the fifth year : fear of a black president
  • Notes from the sixth year : the case for reparations
  • Notes from the seventh year : the black family in the age of mass incarceration
Control code
on1007033723
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 367 pages
Isbn
9780241325247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007033723
Label
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in the US by One World, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes from the eighth year : my president was black
  • Epilogue
  • Introduction
  • Notes from the first year : "this is how we lost to the white man"
  • Notes from the second year : American girl
  • Notes from the third year : why do so few blacks study the Civil War?
  • Notes from the fourth year : the legacy of Malcolm X
  • Notes from the fifth year : fear of a black president
  • Notes from the sixth year : the case for reparations
  • Notes from the seventh year : the black family in the age of mass incarceration
Control code
on1007033723
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 367 pages
Isbn
9780241325247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007033723

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