Stamped from the beginning

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America is a 2016 non-fiction book about race in the United States by Ibram X. Kendi that won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. 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 exhibits — 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.

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