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The Resource Roots, by Alex Haley, (sound recording MP3CD)

Roots, by Alex Haley, (sound recording MP3CD)

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
by Alex Haley
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Subject
Genre
Summary
"Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a man<U+2014>child was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte." So begins Roots, one of the most important and influential books of our time. When originally published thirty years ago, it galvanized the nation and created an extraordinary political, racial, social, and cultural dialogue that had not been seen in this country since the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Roots has lost none of its emotional power and drama, and its message for today's and future generations is even more vital and relevant than it was thirty years ago. When he was a boy in Henning, Tennessee, Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell him stories about their family-stories that went back to her grandparents, and their grandparents, down through the generations all the way to a man she called "the African." She said he had lived across the ocean near what he called the "Kamby Bolongo" and had been out in the forest one day chopping wood to make a drum when he was set upon by four men, beaten, chained and dragged aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. Still vividly remembering the stories after he grew up and became a writer, Haley began to search for documentation that might authenticate the narrative. It took ten years and a half a million miles of travel across continents to find it, but finally, in an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered not only the name of "the African"-Kunta Kinte-but the precise location of Juffure, the very village in The Gambia, West Africa, from which he was abducted in 1767 at the age of sixteen and taken on the Lord Ligonier to Maryland and sold to a Virginia planter
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CANA
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Haley, Alex
Dewey number
929/.2/0973
PerformerNote
Narrated by Avery Brooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haley, Alex
  • Haley family
  • Kinte family
  • African Americans
Label
Roots, by Alex Haley, (sound recording MP3CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
3 MP3CDs (30 hours)
Isbn
9780792749066
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • z
Other physical details
digital
System control number
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software; Audiobook Standards compatible player recommended
Label
Roots, by Alex Haley, (sound recording MP3CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
3 MP3CDs (30 hours)
Isbn
9780792749066
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • z
Other physical details
digital
System control number
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software; Audiobook Standards compatible player recommended

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