Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner)

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WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IN RACE AND CIVIL RIGHTS

FINALIST FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION

THE MOST AMBITIOUS BOOK OF 2016 —The Washington Post

A BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2016

A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF 2016

A CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016

A ROOT BEST BOOK OF 2016

A BUZZFEED BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016

A BUSTLE BEST BOOK OF 2016

NOMINATED FOR 2016 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK OF NONFICTION

A KIRKUS BEST HISTORY BOOK OF 2016

A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2016 TO EXPLAIN CURRENT POLITICS

A KIRKUS BEST HEARTRENDING NONFICTION BOOK of 2016

AN ENTROPY BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016

THE WASHINGTON POST 2016 SUMMER READING LIST

"ENGROSSING AND RELENTLESS" —The Washington Post

"THIS DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING" —The Root

"NOVELISTIC FLAIR" —The Stranger

"AMBITIOUS, MAGISTERIAL" —Starred Kirkus Review

"MUST FOR SERIOUS READERS" —Library Journal

"HEAVILY RESEARCHED YET READABLE" —Booklist

"WORTH THE TIME OF ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND RACISM" —The Seattle Times

"EVER-RELEVANT CONTEXT FOR THE WHITE SUPREMACIST MOMENT" —The Dallas Morning News

"A COMPELLING, THOROUGHLY ENLIGTENING, UNSETTLING, AND NECESSARY READ" —Vox

"GRACEFUL, ENGAGING PROSE" —Tampa Bay Times


Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.

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 life stories 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.

Contrary to popular conceptions, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era. These intellectuals used their brilliance to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. And 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.

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Some Americans cling desperately to themyth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of thefirst Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought isalive and well in America - more sophisticated and more insidious than ever.And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped fromthe Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, wemust first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, andenshrined in American society.
 
In this deeplyresearched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chroniclesthe entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over thecourse of American history. Stamped fromthe Beginning uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals tooffer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists andsegregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan ministerCotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William LloydGarrison to brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activistAngela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading proslavery and pro-civilrights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America.

Contrary to popular conceptions, racist ideasdid not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed bysome of the most brilliant minds of each era. These intellectuals used theirbrilliance to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policiesand the nation's racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. Andwhile racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also bediscredited. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racistideas, Stamped from the Beginningoffers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reasonto hope.

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Ibram X. Kendi is a  New York Times  best-selling author and an award-winning Africana studies historian at the University of Florida. A frequent public speaker, Kendi specializing in the history of racism and antiracism. He has published two books on these topics, fourteen journal articles and book chapters, as well as numerous op-eds in periodicals like  Black PerspectivesSalonThe New York TimesThe Chronicle of Higher EducationNew York Daily NewsThe Huffington Post , and  The Root . Kendi has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the American Historical Association, Library of Congress, National Academy of Education, Spencer Foundation, Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Brown University, Princeton University, Duke University, University of Chicago, and UCLA. Before entering academia, he trained and worked as a journalist. Kendi lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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