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The Resource Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi

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Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America
Title
Stamped from the beginning
Title remainder
the definitive history of racist ideas in America
Statement of responsibility
Ibram X. Kendi
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION Americans like to insist that we are living in a postracial, color-blind society. In fact, racist thought is alive and well; it has simply become more sophisticated and more insidious. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning , racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit.In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the lives of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W. E. B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading proslavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America.As Kendi provocatively illustrates, racist thinking did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Racist ideas were created and popularized in an effort to defend deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and to rationalize the nation's racial inequities in everything from wealth to health. While racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them-and in the process, gives us reason to hope
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • January 15, 2016
  • February 15, 2016
  • February 01, 2016
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Best Books
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.K358 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-561) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Cotton Mather -- Human hierarchy -- Origins of racist ideas -- Coming to America -- Saving souls, not bodies -- Black hunts -- Great awakening -- Part II. Thomas Jefferson -- Enlightenment -- Black exhibit -- Created equal -- Uplift suasion -- Big bottoms -- Colonization -- Part III. William Lloyd Garrison -- Gradual equality -- Imbruted or civilized -- Soul -- The impending crisis -- History's emancipator -- Ready for freedom? -- Reconstructing slavery -- Reconstructing blame -- Part IV. W.E.B. Du Bois -- Renewing the south -- Southern horrors -- Black Judases -- Great white hopes -- The Birth of a Nation -- Media suasion -- Old deal -- Freedom brand -- Massive resistance -- Part V. Angela Davis -- The act of civil rights -- Black power -- Law and order -- Reagan's drugs -- New Democrats -- New Republicans -- 99.9 percent the same -- The extraordinary Negro -- Epilogue
Control code
BRD2015033671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 582 pages
Isbn
9781568584638
Lccn
2015033671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914195500
Label
Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-561) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Cotton Mather -- Human hierarchy -- Origins of racist ideas -- Coming to America -- Saving souls, not bodies -- Black hunts -- Great awakening -- Part II. Thomas Jefferson -- Enlightenment -- Black exhibit -- Created equal -- Uplift suasion -- Big bottoms -- Colonization -- Part III. William Lloyd Garrison -- Gradual equality -- Imbruted or civilized -- Soul -- The impending crisis -- History's emancipator -- Ready for freedom? -- Reconstructing slavery -- Reconstructing blame -- Part IV. W.E.B. Du Bois -- Renewing the south -- Southern horrors -- Black Judases -- Great white hopes -- The Birth of a Nation -- Media suasion -- Old deal -- Freedom brand -- Massive resistance -- Part V. Angela Davis -- The act of civil rights -- Black power -- Law and order -- Reagan's drugs -- New Democrats -- New Republicans -- 99.9 percent the same -- The extraordinary Negro -- Epilogue
Control code
BRD2015033671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 582 pages
Isbn
9781568584638
Lccn
2015033671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914195500

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