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Roots: The Saga of An American Family 28 editions

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About the Book

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.

28 editions First published in 1974

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1974
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1976, Doubleday
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1976, Dell
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in English
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1976, Bantam Doubleday Dell
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in English
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1976, Doubleday
Roots
in English - 1st ed.
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1976, Doubleday
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in English - 1st ed.
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April 1977, Hutchinson
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Hardcover - Book club edition
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1977, Book Club Associates
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in English
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1977, s.n.]
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in Undetermined
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April 1977, Hutchinson
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1977, Dell
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in English
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1978, Ultramar
Raíces
in Spanish - 1. ed.
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1978, S. Fischer
Wurzeln.
in German
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1979, G. K. Hall
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in English
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1991, Vintage
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in English
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1991, Vintage
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in English
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May 1992, Doubleday Books
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Mass Market Paperback in English
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October 1999, Rebound by Sagebrush
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School & Library Binding in English
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September 5, 2000, Wings
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Hardcover in English
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2000, Gramercy Books
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in English
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December 30, 2006, Buccaneer Books
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Hardcover in English
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May 22, 2007, BBC Audiobooks America
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MP3 CD in English - MP3 Una edition
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April 5, 2007, Vintage
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Paperback - New Ed edition
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April 5, 2007, Vintage
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2007, Vanguard Books
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in English
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May 22, 2007, BBC Audiobooks America
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Audio CD in English - 30 Abr Anv edition
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October 2, 2007, Vanguard Press
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Hardcover in English
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May 22, 2007, Vanguard Press
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Paperback in English - Anv edition

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