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Roots: The Saga of an American Family

by Haley, Alex

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  • Hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Doubleday & Company, 1976. The basis of an influential TV mini-series, later the cause of great controversy involving Haley's sources. The book greatly spurred a rebirth of Black Studies. A very well preserved copy, bright, unmarked and unclipped. In a Brodart jacket cover.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Quarto.

Synopsis

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. Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976.

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Bookseller
Bibliodisia Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1354342
Title
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Author
Haley, Alex
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday & Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1976
Size
Quarto

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