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We were eight years in power : an American tragedy

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: [London] : Hamish Hamilton, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Politics
African americans
History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Schwarze
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN: 0241325234 9780241325230 0241325242 9780241325247
OCLC Number: 1007033723
Notes: Published in the US by One World, 2017.
Description: xv, 367 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 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 --
Notes from the eighth year : my president was black --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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"'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."--Dust jacket.

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