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The Resource We were eight years in power : [an American tragedy], Ta-Nehisi Coates, (sound recording)

We were eight years in power : [an American tragedy], Ta-Nehisi Coates, (sound recording)

Label
We were eight years in power : [an American tragedy]
Title
We were eight years in power
Title remainder
[an American tragedy]
Statement of responsibility
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Title variation
We were 8 years in power
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'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 Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment."--Jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Dewey number
973.932
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E907
LC item number
.C63 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Beresford Bennett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bennett, Beresford
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
We were eight years in power : [an American tragedy], Ta-Nehisi Coates, (sound recording)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn968771717
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
11 audio discs (13 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525494829
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525494805
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6844
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60c8e3
  • 40c8e3
System control number
(OCoLC)968771717
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
We were eight years in power : [an American tragedy], Ta-Nehisi Coates, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn968771717
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
11 audio discs (13 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525494829
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525494805
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6844
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60c8e3
  • 40c8e3
System control number
(OCoLC)968771717
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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