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Between the world and me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale Cengage Learning, 2016 ©2015
Series: Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Large type books
Biography
Named Person: Ta-Nehisi Coates; Ta-Nehisi Coates
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN: 9781410485847 1410485846
OCLC Number: 1239759449
Notes: This edition omits the table of contents found in the original, regular print version.
Awards: National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2015
Description: 337 pages (large print) illustrations 23 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.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Responsibility: Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a 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 Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son -- and readers -- 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.

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