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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (edició 2017)

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Biography & Autobiography. Politics. Sociology. Nonfiction. HTML: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/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.?
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 Powe
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You may have already read these essays of Coates' in The Atlantic as they were posted, but they're worth a revisit, especially when paired with introductions that contextualize where Coates was in his career and the thoughts as he wrote these pieces. The title comes from a quote at the end of Reconstruction, and it's pretty apt as we've entered a period where the segment who identify primarily as White want to reassert their power. ( )
  Daumari | Dec 28, 2023 |
I was very disappointed in this book after learning a lot from between the world and me by coates. This book was not organized in a way that I felt was logical. I also felt that Coates was not always certain of the points he was trying to make, and often changed his conclusions. I am not sure what improvements he would make or who really met his standards. I did feel his estimation of trump was excellent, but he is now more frightening than ever. ( )
  suesbooks | Dec 14, 2023 |
Readers of the Atlantic will be familiar with these reprinted essays, but the added introductions and epilogue provide useful context and explanation. ( )
  JBD1 | Nov 19, 2023 |
An interesting book, being a collection of 8 essays, written during each of Obama's 8 years of presidency, by Coates, with a lot of commentary in between.

Coates is a very good writer, with his essays organized very well, being very informative, without being too subjective.

The Case for Reparations, was definitely the best essay in my opinion, but the rest ranged from good to great.

His commentary is very useful too, as it gives a lot of context for each essay, and explains his motivations and thought process for writing them. ( )
  Andjhostet | Jul 4, 2023 |
The Washington Post review is spot on. This book is well worth your time.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2017/09/27/ta-nehisi-coates-an... ( )
  pollycallahan | Jul 1, 2023 |
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Biography & Autobiography. Politics. Sociology. Nonfiction. HTML: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/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
*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 Powe

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