Between the world and me
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SummaryIn a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new 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? "I know that this book is addressed to the author's son, and by obvious analogy to all boys and young men of color as they pass, inexorably, into harm's way. I hope that I will be forgiven, then, for feeling that Coates was speaking to me, too, one father to another, teaching me that real courage is the courage to be vulnerable."--Michael Chabon "A work of rare beauty ... a love letter written in a moral emergency, one that Coates exposes with the precision of an autopsy and the force of an exorcism."--Slate From the Hardcover edition.
ContentsPrologue : the talk
PART 1. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME. The changes
The second change : Malcolm and the body
The third change : Mecca and the death of mythology
PART 2. THE SOOTY DETAILS OF THE SCENE. 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
PART 3. A GRASSY CLEARING. The seventh change : eyes open to the world
The eighth change : the blast
Epilogue : into the world.
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African Americans Social conditions
African Americans Civil rights History
Racism United States History
Biography & Autobiography
African American Nonfiction
United States Race relations.
United States History 1865-
|Publisher|| New York :Random House Publishing Group2015
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