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The Resource The matter of Black lives : writing from the New Yorker, edited by Jelani Cobb and David Remnick

The matter of Black lives : writing from the New Yorker, edited by Jelani Cobb and David Remnick

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The matter of Black lives : writing from the New Yorker
Title
The matter of Black lives
Title remainder
writing from the New Yorker
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jelani Cobb and David Remnick
Title variation
Black lives
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Bringing together reporting, profiles, memoir and criticism from The New Yorker to present a bold and complex portrait of black life in America, told through stories of private triumphs and national tragedies, political vision, and artistic inspiration throughout history
  • "A collection of The New Yorker's groundbreaking writing on race in America--including work by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hilton Als, Zadie Smith, and more--with a foreword by Jelani Cobb. This anthology from the pages of the New Yorker provides a bold and complex portrait of Black life in America, told through stories of private triumphs and national tragedies, political vision and artistic inspiration. It reaches back across a century, with Rebecca West's classic account of a 1947 lynching trial and James Baldwin's "Letter from a Region in My Mind" (which later formed the basis of The Fire Next Time), and yet it also explores our current moment, from the classroom to the prison cell and the upheavals of what Jelani Cobb calls "the American Spring." Bringing together reporting, profiles, memoir, and criticism from writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Elizabeth Alexander, Hilton Als, Vinson Cunningham, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Malcolm Gladwell, Jamaica Kincaid, Kelefa Sanneh, Doreen St. Félix, and others, the collection offers startling insights about this country's relationship with race. The Matter of Black Lives reveals the weight of a singular history, and challenges us to envision the future anew. " --
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New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • 1924-1987
  • 1963-
  • 1977-
  • 1953-
  • 1971-
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  • Cobb, Jelani
  • Remnick, David
  • Baldwin, James
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Gladwell, Malcolm
  • Cobb, Jelani
  • Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
  • Sanneh, Kelefa
  • Lee, Andrea
  • Kincaid, Jamaica
  • Allen, Danielle S.
  • Broom, Sarah M
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  • United States
  • Racism against Black people
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • États-Unis
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
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adult
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Label
The matter of Black lives : writing from the New Yorker, edited by Jelani Cobb and David Remnick
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Barack X
  • Jelani Cobb
  • Now is the time to talk about what we are actually talking about
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The color of injustice
  • Kelefa Sanneh
  • Foreword
  • Jelani Cobb
  • Part I. Reflections:
  • Letter from a region in my mind
  • James Baldwin
  • The color fetish
  • Toni Morrison
  • Black like them
  • Sarah Broom
  • Test case
  • Vinson Cunningham
  • Part II. Personal histories:
  • Quilts
  • Andrea Lee
  • Putting myself together
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • American inferno
  • Danielle Allen
  • The yellow house
  • Renata Adler
  • The charmer
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Mourning for whiteness
  • Toni Morrison
  • The southern strategist
  • Jelani Cobb
  • Part III. The political scene:
  • Reaching for the moon
  • Jervis Anderson
  • Saint Pauli
  • Kathryn Schulz
  • Letter from Jackson
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Letter from Selma
  • Ghosts in the house
  • Hilton Als
  • Secret histories
  • Alexis Okeowo
  • Part IV. Life and letters:
  • Phillis Wheatley on trial
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • A society of one
  • Claudia Roth Pierpont
  • Hughes at Columbia
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault
  • King of cats / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Zadie Smith
  • Radical alienation
  • Calvin Tompkins
  • The shadow act
  • Hilton Als
  • Gettin' paid
  • Kelefa Sanneh
  • The mask of metal-face doom
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The autofictions of Kendrick Lamar
  • Part V. Onward and upward with the arts:
  • Doreen St. Félix
  • Voice of the century
  • Alex Ross
  • The colossus
  • Stanley Crouch
  • American untouchable
  • Emily Nussbaum
  • Brother from another mother
  • Jennifer Gonnerman
  • The forgotten ones
  • Rachel Aviv
  • The color of blood
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Part VI. Annals of the law:
  • Opera in Greenville
  • Rebecca West
  • Black bodies in motion and in pain
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • A darker presence
  • Vinson Cunningham
  • Before the law
  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • The Trayvon generation
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Homecoming
  • Hilton Als
  • Part VII. The uprising and after:
  • The matter of Black lives
  • Jelani Cobb
  • The uprising
  • Luke Mogelson
  • The riot report
  • Jill Lepore
  • How do we change America?
Control code
1268549630
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 828 pages
Isbn
9780063017597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record encoding level change
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1268549630
Label
The matter of Black lives : writing from the New Yorker, edited by Jelani Cobb and David Remnick
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Barack X
  • Jelani Cobb
  • Now is the time to talk about what we are actually talking about
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The color of injustice
  • Kelefa Sanneh
  • Foreword
  • Jelani Cobb
  • Part I. Reflections:
  • Letter from a region in my mind
  • James Baldwin
  • The color fetish
  • Toni Morrison
  • Black like them
  • Sarah Broom
  • Test case
  • Vinson Cunningham
  • Part II. Personal histories:
  • Quilts
  • Andrea Lee
  • Putting myself together
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • American inferno
  • Danielle Allen
  • The yellow house
  • Renata Adler
  • The charmer
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Mourning for whiteness
  • Toni Morrison
  • The southern strategist
  • Jelani Cobb
  • Part III. The political scene:
  • Reaching for the moon
  • Jervis Anderson
  • Saint Pauli
  • Kathryn Schulz
  • Letter from Jackson
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Letter from Selma
  • Ghosts in the house
  • Hilton Als
  • Secret histories
  • Alexis Okeowo
  • Part IV. Life and letters:
  • Phillis Wheatley on trial
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • A society of one
  • Claudia Roth Pierpont
  • Hughes at Columbia
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault
  • King of cats / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Zadie Smith
  • Radical alienation
  • Calvin Tompkins
  • The shadow act
  • Hilton Als
  • Gettin' paid
  • Kelefa Sanneh
  • The mask of metal-face doom
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The autofictions of Kendrick Lamar
  • Part V. Onward and upward with the arts:
  • Doreen St. Félix
  • Voice of the century
  • Alex Ross
  • The colossus
  • Stanley Crouch
  • American untouchable
  • Emily Nussbaum
  • Brother from another mother
  • Jennifer Gonnerman
  • The forgotten ones
  • Rachel Aviv
  • The color of blood
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Part VI. Annals of the law:
  • Opera in Greenville
  • Rebecca West
  • Black bodies in motion and in pain
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • A darker presence
  • Vinson Cunningham
  • Before the law
  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • The Trayvon generation
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Homecoming
  • Hilton Als
  • Part VII. The uprising and after:
  • The matter of Black lives
  • Jelani Cobb
  • The uprising
  • Luke Mogelson
  • The riot report
  • Jill Lepore
  • How do we change America?
Control code
1268549630
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 828 pages
Isbn
9780063017597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record encoding level change
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1268549630

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