We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
ISBN: 0399590579
EAN13: 9780399590573
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 30, 2018
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 0.83" H x 7.92" L x 5.15" W
Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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In this urgently relevant* collection featuring the landmark essay The Case of 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/Jean Stein Book Award, 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

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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, 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.

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