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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

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

Label
Roots : the saga of an American family
Title
Roots
Title remainder
the saga of an American family
Statement of responsibility
Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley
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Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author shares the saga of an African American family that extends from his ancestor Kunta Kinte, an African brought to mid-eighteenth-century America as a slave, to himself
  • 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
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 929/.20973
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.H24
LC item number
A33 2007
Literary form
novels
Label
Roots : the saga of an American family, Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976
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
ocm85830711
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
xi, 899 pages
Isbn
9781593154493
Lccn
2007008822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)85830711
Label
Roots : the saga of an American family, Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley
Publication
Note
Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976
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
ocm85830711
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
xi, 899 pages
Isbn
9781593154493
Lccn
2007008822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)85830711

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