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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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full_title roots the saga of an american family
author haley alex
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auth_author2 Brooks, Avery., Dyson, Michael Eric,, Dyson, Michael Eric.
author Haley, Alex.
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subject_facet African American -- HISTORY, African American families, African American families -- Biography, African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- United States -- History, Audiobooks, Electronic books, Haley family, Haley, Alex, Haley, Alex -- Family, Kinte family, Kuethe Library Historical & Genealogical Research Center - H, Personal Memoirs -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Slavery -- United States -- History, Title and description from container, 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, Roots The Saga of an American Family [electronic resource] Haley, Alex., Roots [Kuethe] : [the saga of an American family] / 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, African American families, African Americans, Audiobooks, Family, Fiction, Haley family, Haley, Alex, Historical Fiction, History, Kinte family, Personal Memoirs, Slavery, Title and description from container, United States