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

Author / Creator
Smith, Clint, author
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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 unfo...

"'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 nation's collective history, and ourselves."--

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Creator
Clint Smith
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • First edition
  • New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021
Physical Details
  • xiii, 336 pages ; 25 cm
ISBNs
0316492914, 9780316278744, 9780316492911, 0316269476, 9780316269476, 0316278742, 0316628581, 0316492930, 9780316492935, 9780316628587
OCLC
on1199125571, on1255713554

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-320) and index.

  • "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
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