The Water Dancer


Ta-Nehisi Coates

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A superpower that enables a person to move rapidly travel through time and space using memory. Hiram and Harriett, and Santi Bess possess this ability. read analysis of Conduction


A social category that consists of white workers who are often poor and work in terrible conditions. read analysis of Low


The social category to which upper-class or slaveholding white people belong. read analysis of Quality


“The Task” refers to the institution of slavery as well as specific units of slave labor. Accordingly, enslaved people are categorized as “the Tasked.” read analysis of Tasked