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The Resource Roots, Alex Haley

Roots, Alex Haley

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
Alex Haley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Summary
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.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Awards note
Lillian Smith Book Award, 1977
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
124573
Cataloging source
wDLC
Dewey number
929/.2/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3558.A3575
  • E185.97.H24
LC item number
  • R66 1976
  • A33 1976
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1330
Literary form
novels
NLM call number
E 185.97 H168r 1976
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the saga of an American family
Label
Roots, Alex Haley
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A condensed version of a portion of this work first appeared in Reader's Digest."
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
4030
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 688 pages
Isbn
9780306824852
Lccn
72076164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)2188350
  • (OCoLC)2188350
Label
Roots, Alex Haley
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A condensed version of a portion of this work first appeared in Reader's Digest."
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
4030
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 688 pages
Isbn
9780306824852
Lccn
72076164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)2188350
  • (OCoLC)2188350

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