Ibram Kendi’s New Book on Racism in America
The History Department is proud to announce the publication of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s new book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books, 2016). In this book, Dr. Kendi explores the long historical construction of racism in American thought through the eyes of five major (and iconic) thinkers: Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Angela Davis.
The Washington Post featured a review of the book that referred to it as an “engrossing and relentless intellectual history of prejudice in America.” Kirkus Reviews was also impressed. “In this ambitious, magisterial book,” the essay argues, “Kendi reveals just how deep that scar cuts and why it endures, its barely subcutaneous pain still able to flare.”