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Alex Haley's Roots

Alex Haley's Roots

An Author's Odyssey

  • Author: Adam Henig
  • Publisher: Adam Henig
  • ISBN: 1311518622
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 89
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In 1977, following the airing of the mega hit television mini-series Roots, its author, Alex Haley, became America’s newest “folk hero. ” His book was on the Times' Best Seller's list for months, and won the Pulitzer Prize. His story had captivated a nation and then the world. From Idaho to Israel, it seemed everyone was caught-up in “Rootsmania.” Alex Haley, the ghostwriter behind The Autobiography of Malcolm X, was on his way to becoming the most successful African American author in the history of publishing until it all fell apart. What happened? Based on interviews of Haley's contemporaries, personal correspondence, legal documents, newspaper accounts, Adam Henig investigates the unraveling of one of America’s most successful yet enigmatic authors. PRAISE "Henig recounts the highs and lows of Haley’s life with sympathy, addressing the critiques honestly." Publishers Weekly's Booklife "While this 52 page book may be his first, it represents a major literary achievement. This book may renew scholar and the general public’s interest in Roots once again." - Nvasekie Konneh, Black Star News and author of The Land of My Father’s Birth "Adam Henig has created a gem... A must read for anyone interested in the interplay of politics, race and mixed blessings of fame and fortune that produced the contradictory legacy of a onetime icon." - Terry P. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

A Study Guide for Alex Haley's "Roots"

A Study Guide for Alex Haley's

  • Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1410356965
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 21
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A Study Guide for Alex Haley's "Roots," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Postmortem

Postmortem

A Study of the Gambian Section of Alex Haley's 'Roots'

  • Author: David P. Gamble
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gambia
  • Page: 280
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Roots

Roots

The Saga of an American Family

  • Author: Alex Haley
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0306824868
  • Category: History
  • Page: 912
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A new eight-hour event series based on Roots will be simulcast on the History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E over four consecutive nights beginning Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 When Roots was first published forty years ago, the book electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. The celebrated miniseries that followed a year later was a coast–to–coast event—over 130 million Americans watched some or all of the broadcast. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. Now, Roots once again bursts onto the national scene, and at a time when the race conversation has never been more charged. It is a book for the legions of earlier readers to revisit and for a new generation to discover. To quote from the introduction by Michael Eric Dyson: “Alex Haley's Roots is unquestionably one of the nation's seminal texts. It affected events far beyond its pages and was a literary North Star…. Each generation must make up its own mind about how it will navigate the treacherous waters of our nation's racial sin. And each generation must overcome our social ills through greater knowledge and decisive action. Roots is a stirring reminder that we can achieve these goals only if we look history squarely in the face.” The star– studded cast in this new event series includes Academy Award–winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Derek Luke, Grammy Award-winner Tip “T.I.” Harris, and Mekhi Phifer. Questlove of The Roots is the executive music producer for the miniseries's stirring soundtrack.

Alex Haley

Alex Haley

The Man Who Traced America's Roots

  • Author: Alex Haley
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association
  • ISBN: 9780762108855
  • Category: African American families
  • Page: 173
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Making Roots

Making Roots

A Nation Captivated

  • Author: Matthew F. Delmont
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520965132
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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When Alex Haley’s book Roots was published by Doubleday in 1976 it became an immediate bestseller. The television series, broadcast by ABC in 1977, became the most popular miniseries of all time, captivating over a hundred million Americans. For the first time, Americans saw slavery as an integral part of the nation’s history. With a remake of the series in 2016 by A&E Networks, Roots has again entered the national conversation. In Making “Roots,” Matthew F. Delmont looks at the importance, contradictions, and limitations of mass culture and examines how Roots pushed the boundaries of history. Delmont investigates the decisions that led Alex Haley, Doubleday, and ABC to invest in the story of Kunta Kinte, uncovering how Haley’s original, modest book proposal developed into an unprecedented cultural phenomenon.

Memory and Myth

Memory and Myth

The Civil War in Fiction and Film from Uncle Tom's Cabin to Cold Mountain

  • Author: David B. Sachsman,S. Kittrell Rushing,Roy Morris
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • ISBN: 9781557534408
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 307
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"Ain't nobody clean" : Glory! and the politics of black agency / W. Scott Poole -- Alex Haley's Roots : the fiction of fact / William E. Huntzicker -- A voice of the south : the transformation of Shelby Foote / David W. Bulla.

Alex Haley

Alex Haley

Author of Roots

  • Author: Doreen Gonzales
  • Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780894905735
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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Discusses the life, struggles, and accomplishments of Alex Haley, including how he researched and wrote Roots.

Mythic Black Fiction

Mythic Black Fiction

The Transformation of History

  • Author: Jane Campbell
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 9780870495939
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 180
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Reconsidering Roots

Reconsidering Roots

Race, Politics, and Memory

  • Author: Erica Ball,Kellie Carter Jackson
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820350834
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 234
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These essays--from scholars in history, sociology, film, and media studies--interrogate Roots, assessing the ways that the book and its dramatization recast representations of slavery, labor, and the black family; reflected on the promise of freedom and civil rights; and engaged discourses of race, gender, violence, and power.