We Were Eight Years In Power

We Were Eight Years in Power
Publisher One World/Ballantine
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Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780399590573
Rating 4.5/5 from 13 reviews
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In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"*--including the election of Donald Trump. New York Times Bestseller - Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times - USA Today - Time - Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicle - Essence - O: The Oprah Magazine - The Week - Kirkus Reviews *Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "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, Ta-Nehisi Coates 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, haunting shadow of our nation's old and unreconciled history. Coates 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. We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates's iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including "Fear of a Black President," "The Case for Reparations," and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates's own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment. "Essential . . . Coates's probing essays about race, politics, and history became necessary ballast for this nation's gravity-defying moment."--The Boston Globe

We Were Eight Years in Power
  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World/Ballantine
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30

In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"*--including the election of Donald Trump. New York Times Bestseller - Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the Los Angeles Times

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We Were Eight Years in Power
  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World/Ballantine
  • Release Date : 2017

A portrait of the historic Barack Obama era features essays originally published in "The Atlantic, " including "Fear of a Black President" and "The Case for Reparations, " as well as new essays revisiting each year of the Obama administration.

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We Were Eight Years in Power
  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03

In this “urgently relevant”* collection featuring the landmark essay “The Case for Reparations,” the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump. New York Times Bestseller • Finalist for the PEN/

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The Water Dancer
  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin establishes [

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The Beautiful Struggle
  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World/Ballantine
  • Release Date : 2009

A memoir of growing up in the tough world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the temptations of the streets.

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Between the World and Me
  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required

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Summary   Analysis of We Were Eight Years in Power
  • Author : ZIP Reads
  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Release Date : 2021-05-17

A collection of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Atlantic essays and musings originally published during President Obama’s administration. These essays concern black America and the shift of presidencies today. Don't miss out on this ZIP Reads summary to delve deep into the issues of race in modern and historical America through the

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Whose Black Politics
  • Author : Andra Gillespie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-01-29

The past decade has witnessed the emergence of a new vanguard in African American political leaders. They came of age after Jim Crow segregation and the Civil Rights Movement, they were raised in integrated neighborhoods and educated in majority white institutions, and they are more likely to embrace deracialized campaign

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Democracy in Black
  • Author : Eddie S. Glaude (Jr.)
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2016

"A polemic on the state of black America that argues that we don't yet live in a post-racial society"--

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We Were Eight Years in Power
  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'I've been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates' Toni Morrison 'Searing. One of the foremost essayists on race in the West... [He] is responsible for some of the most important writing about

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Ghosts in the Schoolyard
  • Author : Eve L. Ewing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-15

"Failing schools. Underprivileged schools. Just plain bad schools." That's how Eve L. Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard: describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside. The way politicians and pundits and parents of kids who attend other schools talk about them, with a mix of pity and contempt. But Ewing

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Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It
  • Author : Annabelle Williams
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2021-03-04

Discover why it is that women are poorer than men in this intelligent dissection of the gender wealth gap. 'A nuanced look at the institutional oppression faced by women on a daily basis' Dazed The modern world is rigged unfairly in men's favour, from pensions to the tampon tax, bearing

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Antiracist Baby
  • Author : Ibram X. Kendi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16

A #1 New York Times Bestseller! Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices! Featured on Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more! From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes

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An Indigenous Peoples  History of the United States for Young People
  • Author : Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23

2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council 2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) · Best Nonfiction of 2019 (School Library Journal) · Best Books for Teens (New

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Becoming
  • Author : Michelle Obama
  • Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively

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