Sign In

Remember Me

Essays

Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

  • Ta Nehisi Coates: "We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy" (10/18/17 – ETHS)
  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
  • Ta Nehisi Coates "We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy" (10/17/17 – Parker)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: Trump Is The First White President
  • "We Were 8 Years in Power": Ta-Nehisi Coates on Obama, Trump & White Fear of "Good Negro Government"
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates on Obama presidency’s impact on Trump’s election
  • Full Interview: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Charlottesville, Trump, the Confederacy, Reparations & More
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with Chris Jackson | One World Big Ideas Night
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates | Charlie Rose
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates on the writing process
«
»
Rating: 
Amazon Price: $28.00 $16.80 You save: $11.20 (40%). (as of January 16, 2018 3:16 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Ta-Nehisi Coates 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.

Ta-Nehisi Coates  “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.”
Read More »

Skip to toolbar