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We Were Eight Years in Power
- An American Tragedy
- By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
- Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
"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. Now 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".
Repackaged Atlantic Articles, but worth reading
- By Adam Shields on 10-04-17
Horrible narration! The attempt to sound like the character is embarrassing and trivializes the message.
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