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Between the world and me

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First edition.

"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police"--

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  • 73 of 98 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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5 current holds with 98 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library 305.8 C (Text)
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31000151103283
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Bedford Free Library 305.8 C (Text)
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31002150676095
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Bedford Free Library YA 305.8 C (Text)
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31002150643798
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Bedford Free Library YA 305.8 C (Text)
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31002150644226
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Bedford Hills Free Library 305.8 C (Text)
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31003151356489
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11/09/2020
Briarcliff Manor Public Library 305.8009 COATES (Text)
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31036150712286
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Bronxville Public Library 305.8 C (Text)
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31004151455669
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Chappaqua Library 305.8 COATES (Text)
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31005153858909
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11/14/2020
Chappaqua Library 305.8 COATES (Text)
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31005154318663
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09/15/2020
Chappaqua Library 305.8 COATES (Text)
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31005400008050
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10/27/2020
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812993547 (hbk. : acid-free paper) :
  • ISBN: 0812993543 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9781925240702 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 152 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2015]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : 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.
Summary, etc.:
"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
1090L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 7.6 7 7 182043
Subject: United States > Race relations.
Race discrimination > United States.
African Americans > Social conditions.
African Americans > Public opinion.
Whites > United States > Attitudes.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
HISTORY / United States / General.


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