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

How the word is passed : a reckoning with the history of slavery across America / Clint Smith.

Smith, Clint, 1988- (auteur.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316492935
  • ISBN: 9780316269476
  • ISBN: 9780316278744
  • ISBN: 0316492930
  • ISBN: 0316269476
  • ISBN: 0316278742
  • Physical Description: xiii, 336 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
"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, etc.:
"'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."
Subject: Slavery > United States > History.
Slaveholders > United States > History.
African Americans > Social conditions > History.
Historic sites > United States.
Plantations > United States.
Racism > United States > History.
Discrimination > United States > History.
Ethnology > Study and teaching.
Minorities > Study and teaching.
African Americans > Study and teaching.
Black Studies (Global).
Plantations > États-Unis > Histoire.
Racisme > États-Unis > Histoire.
Discrimination > États-Unis > Histoire.
Esclavage > États-Unis > Histoire.
Propriétaires d'esclaves > États-Unis > Histoire.
Noirs américains > Histoire.
Lieux historiques > États-Unis.
Ethnologie > Étude et enseignement.
Minorités > Étude et enseignement.
HISTORY / African American.
HISTORY / United States / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global).
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / African American Studies.
Minorities > Study and teaching.
Historic sites.
Ethnology > Study and teaching.
African Americans > Study and teaching.
African Americans > Social conditions.
African Americans.
United States.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
History / African American.
Instructional and educational works.
Matériel d'éducation et de formation.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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APLS 973.0496 SMI 31291002944641 MODEL LIBRARY Available -

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