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After eleven years of research to uncover the facts of his heritage, Haley shares the saga of an American black family that extends from his ancestor Kunta Kinte, an African brought to mid-eighteenth-century America as a slave, to himself

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"The book is an act of love, and it is this which makes it haunting.""New York Times"
"A gripping mixture of urban confessional and political manifesto, it not only inspired a generation of black activists, but drove home the bitter realities of racism to a mainstream white liberal audience.""Observer"
"Groundbreaking""The Associated Press"
"A Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the family ancestry of author Alex Haley[and] a symbolic chronicle of the odyssey of African Americans from the continent of Africa to a land not of their choosing.""Washington Post"
"Philadelphia Tribune," 6/7/16
[A] landmark book. Marian Wright Edelman
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Praise for Roots
"The book is an act of love, and it is this which makes it haunting."--New York Times
"A gripping mixture of urban confessional and political manifesto, it not only inspired a generation of black activists, but drove home the bitter realities of racism to a mainstream white liberal audience."--Observer
"Groundbreaking"--The Associated Press
"A Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the family ancestry of author Alex Haley...[and] a symbolic chronicle of the odyssey of African Americans from the continent of Africa to a land not of their choosing."--Washington Post
Philadelphia Tribune, 6/7/16
"[A] landmark book."--Marian Wright Edelman
Praise for Roots

"The book is an act of love, and it is this which makes it haunting."--New York Times

"A gripping mixture of urban confessional and political manifesto, it not only inspired a generation of black activists, but drove home the bitter realities of racism to a mainstream white liberal audience."--Observer

"Groundbreaking"--The Associated Press

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the family ancestry of author Alex Haley...[and] a symbolic chronicle of the odyssey of African Americans from the continent of Africa to a land not of their choosing."--Washington Post

Philadelphia Tribune, 6/7/16
"[A] landmark book."--Marian Wright Edelman

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The extraordinary account of Alex Haley's own twelve-year search for his family's origins

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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. New - Unread Copy. With Minor Shelf Wear To The Dust Jacket. As Per A Book Of This Age. For More Information On Condition. - Please See All Photos. - 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 Three 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. Haley Has Talked In Juffure With His Own African Sixth Cousins. On September 29, 1967, He Stood On The Dock In Annapolis Where His Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Was Taken Ashore On September 29, 1767. Now He Has Written The Monumental Two-Century Drama Of Kunta Kinte And The Six Generations Who Came After Him?Slaves And Freedmen, Farmers And Blacksmiths, Lumber Mill Workers And Pullman Porters, Lawyers And Architects?And One Author. But Haley Has Done More Than Recapture The History Of His Own Family. As The First Black American Writer To Trace His Origins Back To Their Roots, He Has Told The Story Of 25,000,000 Americans Of African Descent. He Has Rediscovered For An Entire People A Rich Cultural Heritage That Slavery Took Away From Them, Along With Their Names And Their Identities. But Roots Speaks, Finally, Not Just To Blacks, Or To Whites, But To All People And All Races Everywhere, For The Story It Tells Is One Of The Most Eloquent Testimonials Ever Written To The Indomitability Of The Human Spirit. Seller Inventory # 004470

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