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

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

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Roots : the saga of an American family
Title
Roots
Title remainder
the saga of an American family
Statement of responsibility
by Alex Haley ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson
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Language
eng
Summary
It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called "the African" who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. As an adult, Alex spent twelve years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him. In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of "the African"--Kunta Kinte--as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in 1767. Roots is based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people--slaves and freemen, farmers and lawyers, an architect, a teacher--and one acclaimed author--who descended from Kunta Kinte
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Title
Roots
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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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Award
Audies: Non-Fiction, 2008.
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10039609
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
929/.2/0973
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E185.97.H24
LC item number
A33 2014ab
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1330
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Read by Avery Brooks
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True
Target audience
adult
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the saga of an American family
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the saga of an American family
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Alex Haley
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Roots : the saga of an American family, by Alex Haley ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson
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Roots : the saga of an American family, by Alex Haley ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson
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  • Title from container
  • Released by AudioGO, p2007
  • Duration: 30:00:00
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
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digital storage
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Edition
30th anniversary edition, unabridged.
Extent
24 audio discs (approximately 30 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482962024
Isbn Type
(library ed.)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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cat49
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digital, CD audio
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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