Roots

Roots

Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: Turtleback Books

Published: 1977

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780808511038

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The author describes the history of his family from early days in Africa through the difficult days of slavery and life in the South.


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Download or read book Roots written by Alex Haley and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 1977 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author describes the history of his family from early days in Africa through the difficult days of slavery and life in the South.


Roots

Roots

Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Published: 2016-05-03

Total Pages: 912

ISBN-13: 0306824868

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Based off of the bestselling author's family history, this novel tells the story of Kunta Kinte, who is sold into slavery in the United States where he and his descendants live through major historic events. When Roots was first published forty years ago, the book electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. The celebrated miniseries that followed a year later was a coast-to-coast event-over 130 million Americans watched some or all of the broadcast. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. Now, Roots once again bursts onto the national scene, and at a time when the race conversation has never been more charged. It is a book for the legions of earlier readers to revisit and for a new generation to discover. To quote from the introduction by Michael Eric Dyson: "Alex Haley's Roots is unquestionably one of the nation's seminal texts. It affected events far beyond its pages and was a literary North Star.... Each generation must make up its own mind about how it will navigate the treacherous waters of our nation's racial sin. And each generation must overcome our social ills through greater knowledge and decisive action. Roots is a stirring reminder that we can achieve these goals only if we look history squarely in the face." The star- studded cast in this new event series includes Academy Award-winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Derek Luke, Grammy Award-winner Tip "T.I." Harris, and Mekhi Phifer. Questlove of The Roots is the executive music producer for the miniseries's stirring soundtrack.


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Download or read book Roots written by Alex Haley and published by Da Capo Press. This book was released on 2016-05-03 with total page 912 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based off of the bestselling author's family history, this novel tells the story of Kunta Kinte, who is sold into slavery in the United States where he and his descendants live through major historic events. When Roots was first published forty years ago, the book electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. The celebrated miniseries that followed a year later was a coast-to-coast event-over 130 million Americans watched some or all of the broadcast. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. Now, Roots once again bursts onto the national scene, and at a time when the race conversation has never been more charged. It is a book for the legions of earlier readers to revisit and for a new generation to discover. To quote from the introduction by Michael Eric Dyson: "Alex Haley's Roots is unquestionably one of the nation's seminal texts. It affected events far beyond its pages and was a literary North Star.... Each generation must make up its own mind about how it will navigate the treacherous waters of our nation's racial sin. And each generation must overcome our social ills through greater knowledge and decisive action. Roots is a stirring reminder that we can achieve these goals only if we look history squarely in the face." The star- studded cast in this new event series includes Academy Award-winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Derek Luke, Grammy Award-winner Tip "T.I." Harris, and Mekhi Phifer. Questlove of The Roots is the executive music producer for the miniseries's stirring soundtrack.


Alex Haley's Queen

Alex Haley's Queen

Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: Pan

Published: 1993

Total Pages: 915

ISBN-13: 9780330333078

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Farverig og dramatisk slægtsskildring fra 1800-tallets USA. Queen er Alex Haleys farmor, datter af en velhavende sydstatsgodsejer og en sort slavepige, og kernen i romanen er hendes tunge skæbne som plantagebarn mellem to verdener


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Download or read book Alex Haley's Queen written by Alex Haley and published by Pan. This book was released on 1993 with total page 915 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Farverig og dramatisk slægtsskildring fra 1800-tallets USA. Queen er Alex Haleys farmor, datter af en velhavende sydstatsgodsejer og en sort slavepige, og kernen i romanen er hendes tunge skæbne som plantagebarn mellem to verdener


Roots: The Enhanced Edition

Roots: The Enhanced Edition

Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: Vanguard Press

Published: 2011-02-07

Total Pages: 913

ISBN-13: 1593156995

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First published forty years ago, Roots electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. Roots: The Enhanced Edition features rare interviews with author Alex Haley from the NBC News Archives that took place as the Roots phenomenon unfolded over 30 years ago. There are also photos, footage, and recordings from the Haley family, all of which provide a unique understanding of Alex Haley's journey researching and writing the book. In new video interviews NBC's Tom Brokaw and David Wilson reflect on the story's lasting impact. Roots is a groundbreaking story of history and family that spanned continents and touched generations. One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots galvanized the nation and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn't been seen since the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Roots opened up the minds of Americans of all colors and faiths to one of the darkest and most painful parts of America's past, and we continue to feel its reverberations today. Roots: The Enhanced Edition is truly definitive--adding unmatched, sweep, context and insight to this ever-relevant classic. The Enhanced Edition features: Full text of the book Video introduction and interview with David Wilson New video interview with Tom Brokaw Footage of author Alex Haley provided by the NBC News Archives and the Haley family, including Today Show interviews with Tom Brokaw, Roots-related events in the 1970s, an extended interview about the book, and more (45 minutes of video) Recordings of Alex Haley speaking about researching and writing the book (30 minutes of audio) 10 rare photos from the Haley family Essay by Alex Haley Reading Group Guide Introduction by Michael Eric Dyson Extended biography of Haley


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Download or read book Roots: The Enhanced Edition written by Alex Haley and published by Vanguard Press. This book was released on 2011-02-07 with total page 913 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published forty years ago, Roots electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. Roots: The Enhanced Edition features rare interviews with author Alex Haley from the NBC News Archives that took place as the Roots phenomenon unfolded over 30 years ago. There are also photos, footage, and recordings from the Haley family, all of which provide a unique understanding of Alex Haley's journey researching and writing the book. In new video interviews NBC's Tom Brokaw and David Wilson reflect on the story's lasting impact. Roots is a groundbreaking story of history and family that spanned continents and touched generations. One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots galvanized the nation and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn't been seen since the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Roots opened up the minds of Americans of all colors and faiths to one of the darkest and most painful parts of America's past, and we continue to feel its reverberations today. Roots: The Enhanced Edition is truly definitive--adding unmatched, sweep, context and insight to this ever-relevant classic. The Enhanced Edition features: Full text of the book Video introduction and interview with David Wilson New video interview with Tom Brokaw Footage of author Alex Haley provided by the NBC News Archives and the Haley family, including Today Show interviews with Tom Brokaw, Roots-related events in the 1970s, an extended interview about the book, and more (45 minutes of video) Recordings of Alex Haley speaking about researching and writing the book (30 minutes of audio) 10 rare photos from the Haley family Essay by Alex Haley Reading Group Guide Introduction by Michael Eric Dyson Extended biography of Haley


Roots by Alex Haley

Roots by Alex Haley

Author: Juliane Weuffen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Published: 2004-10-18

Total Pages: 15

ISBN-13: 3638316564

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Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Anglistics/ American Studies), course: Voyage Through Death - Representing theTransatlantic Slave Trade, language: English, abstract: In this work about the book Roots by Alex HALEY the author will show that the book Roots is not non-fictional, like it is said on the cover of the book (chapter 3). The analysis of dialogues and characteristics of persons in the book will prove it. For the task was to prove the fictionality of the book in comparison to the representation of the characters in the film, these two means of style of fictionality were chosen: dialogue and representation of characters. The author did actually not compare with the film because it was not clearly visible if the directors of the film were black or white, and so the analysis could have led in a wrong way. About the importance of the race will be said more in the analysis. One important point for proving the fictionality comes from Alex HALEY himself in chapter 120: "In the years of the writing, I have also spoken before many audiences of how Roots came to be, naturally now and then someone asks, 'How much of Roots is fact and how much is fiction?' To the best of my knowledge and of my effort, every lineage statement within Roots is from either my African or my American families carefully preserved oral history, much of which I have been conventionally to corroborate with documents.(...) Since I wasn't yet around when most of the story occurred, by far most of the dialogue and most of the incidents are of necessity a novelized amalgam of what I know took place together with what my researching led me to plausibly feel took place."1 Further on, the work will tell about Alex HALEY himself (chapter 1). For this part the Microsoft Encarta of the year 1996 was used. Further, the "Einführung in die Anglistik" from Sammlung Metzler2, the "Arbeitsbuch Literaturwissenschaft" from UTB3 and the "Einführung in die Literaturinterpretation" 4 build the scientific basis for this work. 1 HALEY, A.: Roots. Dell Publishing, New York 1974. p.726-727. 2 KORTE, B./ K. P. MÜLLER/ J. SCHMIED: Einführung in die Anglistik. Verlag J. B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Weimar 1997. 3 EICHER, T./ V. WIEMANN (Hrsg.): Arbeitsbuch: Literaturwissenschaft. UTB Paderborn/ München/ Wien/ Zürich 1997. 4 SCHUTTE, Jürgen: Einführung in die Literaturinterpretation. Verlag J. B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Weimar, 3. Auflage 1993.


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Download or read book Roots by Alex Haley written by Juliane Weuffen and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2004-10-18 with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Anglistics/ American Studies), course: Voyage Through Death - Representing theTransatlantic Slave Trade, language: English, abstract: In this work about the book Roots by Alex HALEY the author will show that the book Roots is not non-fictional, like it is said on the cover of the book (chapter 3). The analysis of dialogues and characteristics of persons in the book will prove it. For the task was to prove the fictionality of the book in comparison to the representation of the characters in the film, these two means of style of fictionality were chosen: dialogue and representation of characters. The author did actually not compare with the film because it was not clearly visible if the directors of the film were black or white, and so the analysis could have led in a wrong way. About the importance of the race will be said more in the analysis. One important point for proving the fictionality comes from Alex HALEY himself in chapter 120: "In the years of the writing, I have also spoken before many audiences of how Roots came to be, naturally now and then someone asks, 'How much of Roots is fact and how much is fiction?' To the best of my knowledge and of my effort, every lineage statement within Roots is from either my African or my American families carefully preserved oral history, much of which I have been conventionally to corroborate with documents.(...) Since I wasn't yet around when most of the story occurred, by far most of the dialogue and most of the incidents are of necessity a novelized amalgam of what I know took place together with what my researching led me to plausibly feel took place."1 Further on, the work will tell about Alex HALEY himself (chapter 1). For this part the Microsoft Encarta of the year 1996 was used. Further, the "Einführung in die Anglistik" from Sammlung Metzler2, the "Arbeitsbuch Literaturwissenschaft" from UTB3 and the "Einführung in die Literaturinterpretation" 4 build the scientific basis for this work. 1 HALEY, A.: Roots. Dell Publishing, New York 1974. p.726-727. 2 KORTE, B./ K. P. MÜLLER/ J. SCHMIED: Einführung in die Anglistik. Verlag J. B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Weimar 1997. 3 EICHER, T./ V. WIEMANN (Hrsg.): Arbeitsbuch: Literaturwissenschaft. UTB Paderborn/ München/ Wien/ Zürich 1997. 4 SCHUTTE, Jürgen: Einführung in die Literaturinterpretation. Verlag J. B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Weimar, 3. Auflage 1993.


Making Roots

Making Roots

Author: Matthew F. Delmont

Publisher: Univ of California Press

Published: 2016-08-02

Total Pages: 274

ISBN-13: 0520291328

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When Alex HaleyÕs book Roots was published by Doubleday in 1976 it became an immediate bestseller. The television series, broadcast by ABC in 1977, became the most popular miniseries of all time, captivating over a hundred million Americans. For the first time, Americans saw slavery as an integral part of the nationÕs history. With a remake of the series in 2016 by A&E Networks, Roots has again entered the national conversation. In Making ÒRoots,Ó Matthew F. Delmont looks at the importance, contradictions, and limitations of mass culture and examines how Roots pushed the boundaries of history. Delmont investigates the decisions that led Alex Haley, Doubleday, and ABC to invest in the story of Kunta Kinte, uncovering how HaleyÕs original, modest book proposal developed into an unprecedented cultural phenomenon.


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Download or read book Making Roots written by Matthew F. Delmont and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2016-08-02 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Alex HaleyÕs book Roots was published by Doubleday in 1976 it became an immediate bestseller. The television series, broadcast by ABC in 1977, became the most popular miniseries of all time, captivating over a hundred million Americans. For the first time, Americans saw slavery as an integral part of the nationÕs history. With a remake of the series in 2016 by A&E Networks, Roots has again entered the national conversation. In Making ÒRoots,Ó Matthew F. Delmont looks at the importance, contradictions, and limitations of mass culture and examines how Roots pushed the boundaries of history. Delmont investigates the decisions that led Alex Haley, Doubleday, and ABC to invest in the story of Kunta Kinte, uncovering how HaleyÕs original, modest book proposal developed into an unprecedented cultural phenomenon.


Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation

Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation

Author: Robert J. Norrell

Publisher: Macmillan + ORM

Published: 2015-11-10

Total Pages: 272

ISBN-13: 1466879319

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It is difficult to think of two twentieth century books by one author that have had as much influence on American culture when they were published as Alex Haley's monumental bestsellers, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965), and Roots (1976). They changed the way white and black America viewed each other and the country's history. This first biography of Haley follows him from his childhood in relative privilege in deeply segregated small town Tennessee to fame and fortune in high powered New York City. It was in the Navy, that Haley discovered himself as a writer, which eventually led his rise as a star journalist in the heyday of magazine personality profiles. At Playboy Magazine, Haley profiled everyone from Martin Luther King and Miles Davis to Johnny Carson and Malcolm X, leading to their collaboration on The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Roots was for Haley a deeper, more personal reach. The subsequent book and miniseries ignited an ongoing craze for family history, and made Haley one of the most famous writers in the country. Roots sold half a million copies in the first two months of publication, and the original television miniseries was viewed by 130 million people. Haley died in 1992. This deeply researched and compelling book by Robert J. Norrell offers the perfect opportunity to revisit his authorship, his career as one of the first African American star journalists, as well as an especially dramatic time of change in American history.


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Download or read book Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation written by Robert J. Norrell and published by Macmillan + ORM. This book was released on 2015-11-10 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is difficult to think of two twentieth century books by one author that have had as much influence on American culture when they were published as Alex Haley's monumental bestsellers, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965), and Roots (1976). They changed the way white and black America viewed each other and the country's history. This first biography of Haley follows him from his childhood in relative privilege in deeply segregated small town Tennessee to fame and fortune in high powered New York City. It was in the Navy, that Haley discovered himself as a writer, which eventually led his rise as a star journalist in the heyday of magazine personality profiles. At Playboy Magazine, Haley profiled everyone from Martin Luther King and Miles Davis to Johnny Carson and Malcolm X, leading to their collaboration on The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Roots was for Haley a deeper, more personal reach. The subsequent book and miniseries ignited an ongoing craze for family history, and made Haley one of the most famous writers in the country. Roots sold half a million copies in the first two months of publication, and the original television miniseries was viewed by 130 million people. Haley died in 1992. This deeply researched and compelling book by Robert J. Norrell offers the perfect opportunity to revisit his authorship, his career as one of the first African American star journalists, as well as an especially dramatic time of change in American history.


Three African-American Classics

Three African-American Classics

Author: Booker T. Washington

Publisher: Courier Corporation

Published: 2007-02-02

Total Pages: 452

ISBN-13: 0486457575

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"This Dover edition ...is an original compilation of unabridged editions of the following works"--T.p. verso.


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Download or read book Three African-American Classics written by Booker T. Washington and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2007-02-02 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This Dover edition ...is an original compilation of unabridged editions of the following works"--T.p. verso.


The African

The African

Author: Harold Courlander

Publisher:

Published: 1969

Total Pages: 276

ISBN-13:

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A Different Kind of Christmas

A Different Kind of Christmas

Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: Gramercy

Published: 2000

Total Pages: 118

ISBN-13: 9780517162699

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This is a very special novel that sparkles with the same memorable writing that made ROOTS an American classic. This is the story of Fletcher Randall, a nineteen-year-old from North Carolina whose politically powerful father is a plantation owner, and, of course, a slave owner. The time is 1855, and all Fletcher Randall knows and believes about slavery he's learned from his father. But Fletcher goes to school up North, and one or two of his Princeton classmates talk about how wrong slavery is until Fletcher begins to think for himself --and he becomes a traitor to his background, to his family, by conspiring to aid in a mass escape of slaves on the Underground Railroad. His partner in this plan is a black slave by the name of Harpin' John, a man who plays the harmonica so sweetly it could make a grown man cry. Christmas Eve is the secret date set for the escape. How these two men of such incredibly opposing backgrounds join together to achieve the goal of freedom makes A Different Kind of Christmas soar with unforgettable inspiration. This is a timeless tale of spiritual regeneration, moral courage, and powerful humanness, meaningful and memorable to readers of all faiths and all ages.


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Download or read book A Different Kind of Christmas written by Alex Haley and published by Gramercy. This book was released on 2000 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a very special novel that sparkles with the same memorable writing that made ROOTS an American classic. This is the story of Fletcher Randall, a nineteen-year-old from North Carolina whose politically powerful father is a plantation owner, and, of course, a slave owner. The time is 1855, and all Fletcher Randall knows and believes about slavery he's learned from his father. But Fletcher goes to school up North, and one or two of his Princeton classmates talk about how wrong slavery is until Fletcher begins to think for himself --and he becomes a traitor to his background, to his family, by conspiring to aid in a mass escape of slaves on the Underground Railroad. His partner in this plan is a black slave by the name of Harpin' John, a man who plays the harmonica so sweetly it could make a grown man cry. Christmas Eve is the secret date set for the escape. How these two men of such incredibly opposing backgrounds join together to achieve the goal of freedom makes A Different Kind of Christmas soar with unforgettable inspiration. This is a timeless tale of spiritual regeneration, moral courage, and powerful humanness, meaningful and memorable to readers of all faiths and all ages.