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

Smith, Clint, (author.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Adams County Library System.

Current holds

5 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Gettysburg Library 973.0496 SMITH (Text) 35740635739253 New Nonfiction Checked Out 07/12/2021

Record details

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

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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:" Goree 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.
Ethnology > Study and teaching.
Minorities > Study and teaching.
African Americans > Study and teaching.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.

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