by Ibram X. Kendi

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.

Some Americans insist that we’re living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America–it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit.

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. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.

Interview with the Author

New Books Network
Ibram X. Kendi “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America”
9/8/17       55 min

Library Talks
Ibram X. Kendi Stamped from the Beginning
8/22/17       79 min

Making Contact
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi – Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
6/21/17       29 min

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