Roots: the saga of an American family

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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.
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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., 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 freed men, farmers and lawyers, an architect, a teacher, and one acclaimed author-descended from Kunta Kinte., Kinte family., MISSING REPORT 1 = 10-05-2017MISSING REPORT 2 = 12-06-2017-2- -06-18-2016 14:37, MWT11052044, MWT11397890, Midwest, Midwesteengrda, Miniseries tie-in edition., Mode of access: World Wide Web., Narrated by Avery Brooks ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson., Narrated by Avery Brooks ; special introduction read by Michael Eric Dyson., New York, NY :Vanguard Books,c2007., North Kingstown, R.I. :BBC Audiobooks America,c2007., OCLC Holdings Updated 20110802, Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976., Read by Avery Brooks., Roots :the saga of an American family /Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley On the Writing of Roots., Roots :the saga of an American family /Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley on the writing of Roots., Roots :the saga of an American family /Alex Haley., Roots[the saga of an American family] /Alex Hailey ; [special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson]., Rootsthe saga of an American family /Alex Haley., Saga of an American family., Slavery, Slavery., Special contents of this edition copyrighted, 2007. --tp. verso., Streaming audio., Streaming audiobook., Subtitle from container., 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. 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subject_facet African American families, African American families -- Biography, African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- United States -- History, Haley family, Haley, Alex, Haley, Alex -- Family, Kinte family, Slavery -- United States -- History
title_display Roots : the saga of an American family
title_full Roots : the saga of an American family / Alex Haley, Roots : the saga of an American family / Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley On the Writing of Roots, Roots : the saga of an American family / Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley on the writing of Roots, Roots The Saga of an American Family, Roots [electronic resource] : the saga of an American family / Alex Haley, Roots [sound recording] : [the saga of an American family] / Alex Hailey ; [special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson]
title_short Roots :
title_sub the saga of an American family
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