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The Resource Roots : the saga of an American family, Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley On the Writing of Roots

Roots : the saga of an American family, Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley On the Writing of Roots

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Roots : the saga of an American family
Title
Roots
Title remainder
the saga of an American family
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Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley On the Writing of Roots
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Saga of an American family
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eng
Summary
This poignant and powerful narrative tells the dramatic story of Kunta Kinte, snatched from freedom in Africa and brought by ship to America and slavery, and his descendants. Drawing on the oral traditions handed down in his family for generations, the author traces his origins back to the seventeen-year-old Kunta Kinte, who was abducted from his home in Gambia and transported as a slave to colonial America. In this account Haley provides an imaginative rendering of the lives of seven generations of black men and women
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID OLUSOGA. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Tracing his ancestry through six generations, slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects, back to Africa, Alex Haley discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. It was this young man, who had been torn from his homeland and in torment and anguish brought to the slave markets of the New World, who held the key to Haley's deep and distant past.
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YDXCP
Dewey number
929.20973
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no index present
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Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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the saga of an American family
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Roots : the saga of an American family, Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley On the Writing of Roots
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  • "A condensed version of a portion of this work first appeared in Reader's Digest."--Title page verso
  • "Now a major History event series"--Cover
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
914195414
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • First Da Capo Press edition.
  • Miniseries tie-in edition.
Extent
xi, 899 pages
Isbn
9780306824852
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)914195414
Label
Roots : the saga of an American family, Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley On the Writing of Roots
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A condensed version of a portion of this work first appeared in Reader's Digest."--Title page verso
  • "Now a major History event series"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
914195414
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • First Da Capo Press edition.
  • Miniseries tie-in edition.
Extent
xi, 899 pages
Isbn
9780306824852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914195414

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