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Author: Alex Haley
Publisher: Garden City, New York : Doubleday, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Haley, Alex.
Roots.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976
(OCoLC)655016388
Named Person: Alex Haley; Alex Haley; Haley family.; Kinte family.; Alex Haley; Haley (Famille); Kinté (Famille); Alex Haley; Haley family.; Kinte family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Haley
ISBN: 0385037872 9780385037877
OCLC Number: 2188350
Notes: "A condensed version of a portion of this work first appeared in Reader's Digest."
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 1977
Description: viii, 688 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Alex Haley.

Abstract:

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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