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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

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Publisher's Summary

• Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction
• A New York Times best-seller in race and civil rights
• Finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
• "The most ambitious book of 2016" (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
• Finalist for the 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in 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

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.

©2016 Ibram X. Kendi (P)2017 Novel Audio

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  • Abram Guerra
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    19/04/17
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    "A Must Read for Anyone Seeking to Understand American History"

    By critically and carefully examining the intellectual raw material surrounding the founding and building of America, Ibram X. Kendi is able to trace the roots of so many ideas back their origins, revealing for the reader a complex web of ideas invented as post hoc rationalizations of current and future brutality, exploitation, and injustice. Kendi proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that unjust policies and practices are not merely the result of existing social realities and public opinions, but that public opinion is shaped by strategic racist rationalizations, deployed to justify existing practice and policy. Many of the ideas are not at all new, but are just reiterations of ideas that go all the way back to the beginning, ideas that have been stamped onto our collective consciousness and must be disrupted and dismantled every single day.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Elsa
    01/03/17
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    "very informative"

    I am very greatful to have pick this book by random. I learned so much. I knew some of the facts, which only kept my focus. yet, I wouldnt have looked at them from this angle.... which I def. agree. #Truth. It gets straight to the point. hits each point quickly. I had to go back in order not to miss a few key points in our nations history. I feel that it left some things out or didnt go into to much detail... maybe that was to keep on track and not get lost in another direction. I enjoyed every bit of it. thank you to the writer and speaker. Great job.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jade S. Allen
    19/02/17
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    "Stamped From the Beginning is a must read!!!"

    This book should be a must read for every American. We need to see how racist ideas penetrate our lives, our beliefs, our society, and our politics. Please take the time to read this book. Please also consider the book, The New Jim Crow, which opens up the disgrace of our mass incarceration prison industrial complex. Please carry these discussions on racial injustice to your friends and neighbors. Blessings to you all.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    22/03/17
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    "WOW"
    Where does Stamped from the Beginning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Way up at the top!


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    Very eye opening book. I finished it feeling angry but motivated. I'll probably listen to this one again somewhere down the line.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nigel Rudolph
    Gainsville, Florida United States
    29/06/17
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    "amazing and important book! highly recommend"

    This is an amazing and important book and I encourage everyone to give it a listen/read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jan
    21/06/17
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    "Excellent book, tiring narration."

    Excellent developmental account of racism in America. As an avid audiobook listener, I found the narration to be monotonous and tiring after a few hours. There is room for performance improvement.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher Skye
    Louisville, KY United States
    06/08/17
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    "Top 5 woke books."

    Superb scholarship clearly read. All Americans should listen and learn how the racist past made the racist present.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    27/07/17
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    "A necessary book."

    Stamped From the Beginning provides a specific and brilliant framework for understanding racist ideas, and it illustrates superbly the links between racist ideas of the 1850s, the 1950s, and the 2000s. We need this book. It gives us tools to resist the racism of the present and of the future.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Raymond L. Daniels
    Los Angeles, CA
    26/07/17
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    "Ties up loose ends"

    A remarkable history of racism before, America, during our special experiment and a basis for projecting the future of racism in America

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    25/07/17
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    "Must Read"

    Very well written and comprehensive historical account of racist ideas and practices that persist to this day. I highly recommend this book to anyone that desires to understand American culture as it relates to race relations.

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