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We were eight years in power : an American tragedy

by Coates, Ta-Nehisi (Author)

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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... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • This is how we lost to the white man
  • American girl
  • Why do so few blacks study the Civil War?
  • The legacy of Malcolm X
  • Fear of a black president
  • The case for reparations
  • The black family in the age of mass incarceration
  • My president was black.