We Were Eight Years in Power

An American Tragedy

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Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 0399590587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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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

Summary & Analysis of We Were Eight Years in Power

A Guide to the Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Author: ZIP Reads

Publisher: ZIP Reads

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

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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 eyes of one of the great contemporary essayists of our time. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? A synopsis of the original bookAn overview of the essays containedKey takeaways from the bookKey themes from the essays as a wholeIn-depth Editorial ReviewShort bio of the original author About the Original Book: A powerful and moving piece of history and reflection, Ta-Nehisi Coates most recent work explores race and politics during the Barrack Obama presidency. We Were Eight Years in Poweris a necessary collection of previously published essays from the Atlantic. These essays touch on race, politics, and the current state of America. It is a timely and engaging read that will offer readers knowledge, insight, and a thrilling challenge. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, We Were Eight Years in Power. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: http://amzn.to/2FQTAMQ to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Summary of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s We Were Eight Years in Power by Milkyway Media

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Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (2017) is a collection of feature essays for Atlantic magazine written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. They discuss race and racism during the Obama administration… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Water Dancer

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Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241982529

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Freedom's Teacher, Enhanced Ebook

The Life of Septima Clark

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Author: Katherine Mellen Charron

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807837601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Civil rights activist Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987) developed a citizenship education program that enabled tens of thousands of African Americans to register to vote and to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. Clark, who began her own teaching career in 1916, grounded her approach in the philosophy and practice of southern black activist educators in the decades leading up to the 1950s and 1960s, and then trained a committed cadre of grassroots black women to lead this literacy revolution in community stores, beauty shops, and churches throughout the South. In this engaging biography, Katherine Charron tells the story of Clark, from her coming of age in the South Carolina lowcountry to her activism with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the movement's heyday. The enhanced electronic version of the book draws from archives, libraries, and the author's personal collection and includes nearly 100 letters, documents, photographs, newspaper articles, and interview excerpts, embedding each in the text where it will be most meaningful. Featuring more than 60 audio clips (more than 2.5 hours total) from oral history interviews with 15 individuals, including Clark herself, the enhanced e-book redefines the idea of the "talking book." Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the enhanced ebook:

Eight Years in Southern Prisons

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Author: Beecher Deason

Publisher: Garrett County Press

ISBN: 1891053469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 24

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Published in the 1920s, this is a fascinating and engrossing account of the southern prison system as told by a man on the inside. This was a time when a short stint in prison might easily mean a death sentence, as prisoners were subjected to endless labor under the constant threat of violence and death (from "bosses" and prisoners). This is the rural prison world of Cool Hand Luke but true. Showing an incredible eye for detail, Deason takes us -- in a short amount of pages -- through an engrossing world of hard bosses, zany escapes and many attempts at redemption. "By giving a true description of prison life and the after effects of prison, I hope to show many young men the utter folly of crime," Deason writes.

Polynesian Researches

During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands

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Author: William Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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