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Roots

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This edition published in by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y.

Written in English

688 pages

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.

Roots is a novel written by Alex Haley and published in 1976. It portrays the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent and sold into slavery in the United States, and follows his life and the lives of his alleged descendants in the U.S. down to Haley. The release of the novel, combined with its hugely popular television adaptation, Roots (1977), led to a cultural sensation in the United States. The novel spent 46 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List, including 22 weeks in that list’s top spot.

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. The last seven chapters of the novel were later adapted in the form of a second mini-series, Roots: The Next Generations, in 1979.

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1979, G. K. Hall
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1978, Picador
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April 1977, Hutchinson
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Roots

The Saga of An American Family

First published in 1974



Work Description

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.

Roots is a novel written by Alex Haley and published in 1976. It portrays the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent and sold into slavery in the United States, and follows his life and the lives of his alleged descendants in the U.S. down to Haley. The release of the novel, combined with its hugely popular television adaptation, Roots (1977), led to a cultural sensation in the United States. The novel spent 46 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List, including 22 weeks in that list’s top spot.

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. The last seven chapters of the novel were later adapted in the form of a second mini-series, Roots: The Next Generations, in 1979.

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Roots

1st ed.

This edition published in by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y.


Edition Notes

"A condensed version of a portion of this work first appeared in Reader's digest."

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
929/.2/0973
Library of Congress
E185.97.H24 A33

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 688 p. ;
Number of pages
688

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5296263M
Internet Archive
rootshalerich
ISBN 10
0385037872
LC Control Number
72076164
Library Thing
825
Goodreads
777839

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