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Between the world and me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: New York : One World, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men -- bodies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiography
Bildungsromans
Biographies
Autobiographies
Named Person: Ta-Nehisi Coates; Ta-Nehisi Coates
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN: 9780812993547 0812993543
OCLC Number: 1163583293
Awards: National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2015
Description: 152 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue : the talk --
Part 1. Between the world and me --
The changes --
The second change : Malcolm and the body --
The third change : Mecca and the death of mythology --
Part 2. The sooty details of the scene --
The fourth change : New York and the death of mercy --
The fifth change : Gettysburg and the long war --
The sixth change : Chicago and the streets --
Part 3. A grassy clearing --
The seventh change : eyes open to the world --
The eighth change : the blast --
Epilogue : into the world.
Responsibility: Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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"In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men -- bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward"--Jacket

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