Ta-Nehisi Coates's Book Recommendation

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Book Recommendation

Last Updated on April 29, 2021

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir, and The Case for Reparations, a non-fiction book about racial inequality in the United States. He is a recipient of the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story, “The Case for Reparations.” He has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir, and The Case for Reparations, a non-fiction book about racial inequality in the United States. He is a recipient of the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story, “The Case for Reparations.” He has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

Book recommendations:

1.”The Fire Next Time” in Collected Essays by James Baldwin

2.The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life, His Own by David Carr

3.The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist

4.Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War by James McPherson

5.Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960 by Arnold R. Hirsch

6.Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America by Beryl Satter

7.Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood

8.American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia by Edmund S. Morgan

9.Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields

10.When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America by Paula Giddings

11.Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign against Lynching by Paula J. Giddings

12.Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household by Thavolia Glymph

Conclusion:

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir, and The Case for Reparations, a non-fiction book about racial inequality in the United States. He is a recipient of the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story, “The Case for Reparations.” He has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

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