How the word is passed : a reckoning with the history of slavery across America
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How the word is passed : a reckoning with the history of slavery across America

By Smith, Clint, author.

Genre History.

Published 2021 by Little, Brown and Company, New York

ISBN 9780316492935

Bib Id 2443256

Copyright 2021

Edition First edition.

Description xiii, 336 pages ; 25 cm

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Leader
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LCCN
2020-949144
ISBN
9780316492935 (hardcover) $29.00
0316492930
9780316269476 (signed edition)
Call #
306.362 S
Title
How the word is passed : a reckoning with the history of slavery across America
Edition
First edition.
Publication Information
2021 by Little, Brown and Company, New York :
Copyright Date
©2021
Description
xiii, 336 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
"The whole city is a memorial to slavery:" prologue -- "There's a difference between history and nostalgia:" Monticello Plantation -- "An open book, up under the sky:" The Whitney Plantation -- "I can't change what happened here:" Angola Prison -- "I don't know if it's true or not, but I like it:" Blandford Cemetery -- "Our Independence Day:" Galveston Island -- "We were the good guys, right?" New York City -- "One slave is too much:" Gorée Island -- "I lived it:" epilogue -- About this project.
Summary
'How the Word is Passed' is Clint Smith's revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks - those that are honest about the past and those that are not - that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations collective history, and ourselves.
Genre/Form
History.
Instructional and educational works

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