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Title Between the world and me / Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Author Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
Publication New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2015]
Copyright date ©2015
Description 152 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
eth African Americans lcdgt
nat Americans lcdgt
Call # 305.8009 C
Summary Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men -- bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son -- and readers -- the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder.
Contents Prologue: The talk -- The changes -- The second change: Malcolm and the body -- The third change: Mecca and the death of mythology -- The fourth change: New York and the death of mercy -- The fifth change: Gettysburg and the long war -- The sixth change: Chicago and the streets -- The seventh change: Eyes open to the world -- The eighth change: The blast -- Epilogue: Into the world.
Awards National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2015
Subject Coates, Ta-Nehisi -- Childhood and youth.
Howard University -- Students -- Biography.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. (OCoLC)fst01779045
Howard University. (OCoLC)fst00533680
United States -- Race relations.
Race discrimination -- United States.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Public opinion.
Whites -- United States -- Attitudes.
Fathers and sons.
African Americans -- Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst00799665
African Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799698
Fathers and sons. (OCoLC)fst00921899
Race discrimination. (OCoLC)fst01086465
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Students. (OCoLC)fst01136041
Whites -- Attitudes. (OCoLC)fst01174817
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Bildungsromans. (OCoLC)fst01726536
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biographies.
Bildungsromans.
Related To Online version: Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the world and me (OCoLC)1085908779
ISBN 9780812993547 (hardcover)
0812993543 (hardcover)
0679645985
1925240703 (Text Publishing Company paperback)
9781925240702 (Text Publishing Company paperback)
Standard # 40025106946
9780812993547 52400
2 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy

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 Brookdale Pop-up Non-Fic  305.8009 C    DUE 01-19-21