The Resource Roots : the saga of an American family, Alex Haley

Roots : the saga of an American family, Alex Haley

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Roots : the saga of an American family
Title
Roots
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the saga of an American family
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Alex Haley
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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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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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Audies: Non-Fiction, 2008.
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Haley, Alex
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929.20973
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1330
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other
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Narrated by Avery Brooks ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson
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  • Brooks, Avery
  • Dyson, Michael Eric
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True
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  • African Americans
  • African American families
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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
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (30hr., 05 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781482962062
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MWT11052044
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sound
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11052044
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Roots : the saga of an American family, Alex Haley
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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other
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  • sz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11052044
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (30hr., 05 min.))
File format
unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781482962062
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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audio
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rdamedia.
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  • s
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11052044
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11052044
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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