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Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America

Author: Ibram X Kendi
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Americans like to insist that we are living in a postracial, color-blind society. In fact, racist thought is alive and well; it has simply become more sophisticated and more insidious. And as historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kendi, Ibram X.
Stamped from the beginning
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ibram X Kendi
ISBN: 9781568584638 1568584636 9781568585987 1568585985
OCLC Number: 914195500
Awards: National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2016
Description: viii, 582 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Cotton Mather : Human hierarchy --
Origins of racist ideas --
Coming to America --
Saving souls, not bodies --
Black hunts --
Great awakening --
Part II. Thomas Jefferson : Enlightenment --
Black exhibits --
Created equal --
Uplift suasion --
Big bottoms --
Colonization --
Part III. William Lloyd Garrison : Gradual equality --
Imbruted or civilized --
Soul --
The impending crisis --
History's emancipator --
Ready for freedom? --
Reconstructing slavery --
Reconstructing blame --
Part IV. W.E.B. Du Bois : Renewing the south --
Southern horrors --
Black Judases --
Great white hopes --
The birth of a nation --
Media suasion --
Old deal --
Freedom brand --
Massive resistance --
Part V. Angela Davis : The act of civil rights --
Black power --
Law and order --
Reagan's drugs --
New Democrats --
New Republicans --
99.9 percent the same --
The extraordinary Negro.
Other Titles: Definitive history of racist ideas in America
Responsibility: Ibram X. Kendi.
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A rising historian presents a masterful opus on the development of racist thought in America, using the stories of Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Angela  Read more...


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