We Were Eight Years in Power

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We Were Eight Years in Power
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AuthorTa-Nehisi Coates
SubjectRace in the United States
PublishedOctober 3, 2017 (One World)
Pages416
ISBN978-0-399-59056-6 [1]

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy is a collection of essays by Ta-Nehisi Coates originally from The Atlantic magazine between 2008 and 2016 over the course of the American Barack Obama administration. It includes the titles that launched his career: "The Case for Reparations" and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration". Each of the essays are introduced with the author's reflections.[1]

Time magazine listed We Were Eight Years in Power as one of its top ten non-fiction books of 2017.[2]

Essays[edit]

  1. 'This Is How We Lost to the White Man'
  2. American Girl
  3. Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?
  4. The Legacy of Malcolm X
  5. Fear of a Black President
  6. The Case for Reparations
  7. The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration
  8. My President Was Black

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rev. of We Were Eight Years in Power". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Howorth, Claire (November 21, 2017). "The Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017". Time. Retrieved December 13, 2017.

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