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The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon your Shore

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon your Shore

A Story of American Rage

Book - 2017
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"The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton's book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy's political polarization--a result of our self-constructed, technologically assisted echo chambers."--Amazon.com.
"When he agreed to cover the 2016 election season, journalist Jared Yates Sexton didn't know he was stepping into what would become--for both political parties--the most rageful and divisive political circus in U.S. history. His initial dispatches showed Democrats at war with their establishment, coming apart at the seams over the long-gestating ascendancy of Hillary Clinton and the upstart momentum of Bernie Sanders, whose grassroots campaign provoked uprisings of people desperate for change. Then, on June 14, Sexton attended a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of the first journalists to witness these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself in the center of a maelstrom. Following a series of tweets that saw his observations viewed well over 1 million times, his reporting was soon featured in The Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg, and Mother Jones, and he would go on to write two pieces for The New York Times. Sexton gained more than 18,000 followers on Twitter in a matter of days, and received online harassments, campaigns to get him fired from his university professorship, and death threats that changed his life forever. [This book] is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton's book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy's political polarization--a result of our self-constructed, technologically assisted echo chambers. Like the works of Hunter S. Thompson and Norman Mailer--books that have paved the way for important narratives that shape how we perceive not only the politics of our time but also our way of life--[this book] is an instant classic, an authoritative depiction of a country struggling to make sense of itself."--Jacket.
Publisher: Berkeley, California :, Counterpoint,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781619029569
1619029561
Branch Call Number: 324.9730933 SE
Characteristics: xi, 302 pages ; 24 cm

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Dec 20, 2017

more shock and despair over the Trump election

LPL_KateG Aug 10, 2017

I'm excited and anxious to read this. Jared Sexton (of the recent “I…worked on this story for a year…and…he just…he tweeted it out”-Twitter meme fame) is a dear friend and a fantastic journalist. Get on the holds list before it explodes!

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Apr 26, 2021

“Previously, I’d read articles about how Trump’s candidacy and anti-immigration position had attracted extremists, but I’d been ignorant as to exactly how much sway he held over the white-supremacy world. In fact, it wasn’t until the summer of 2016 that a lot of people began to take notice of how just popular Trump was with the racist groups of the country, including the resurgent Ku Klux Klan, Aryan groups, and Neo-Nazis, many whom I began to see in the crowds at his rallies. They held Trump up as the Great White Hope and pinned their hopes and aspirations of a white America on him while lashing out at anyone they perceived as a threat.”

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Apr 26, 2021

“Now, much like Fox News had done for years, it was time to remind the right-wing women of the country that they too could be raped, that the right-wing men could be killed or replaced, much as they already have been, in their own minds, by the forces of political correctness. . . The men and women around me were burning with a rage and ready to fight, to destroy, to dismember—if only Trump gave them permission.”

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