Roots: the saga of an American family

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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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9781593154493
030682485
9780792749677
9780306824852
9780792748526
9781482962062
9781602527881
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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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subject_facet African American families, African American families -- Biography, African American families -- Biography -- Sound recordings, African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- Biography -- Sound recordings, Audiobooks, Haley family, Haley family -- Sound recordings, Haley, Alex, Haley, Alex -- Family, Haley, Alex -- Family -- Sound recordings, Haley, Alex -- Sound recordings, Kinte family, Kinte family -- Sound recordings, Title and description from container
title_display Roots : the saga of an American family
title_full Roots : the saga of an American family / Alex Haley ; with a special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson and Alex Haley, Roots The Saga of an American Family, Roots [sound recording] : the saga of an American family / by Alex Haley, Roots [sound recording] : the saga of an American family by Alex Haley
title_short Roots :
title_sub the saga of an American family
topic_facet African American families, African Americans, Audiobooks, Family, Fiction, Haley family, Haley, Alex, Historical Fiction, Kinte family, Title and description from container