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The Resource Making Roots : a nation captivated, Matthew F. Delmont

Making Roots : a nation captivated, Matthew F. Delmont

Label
Making Roots : a nation captivated
Title
Making Roots
Title remainder
a nation captivated
Statement of responsibility
Matthew F. Delmont
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delmont, Matthew F
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.H24
LC item number
D45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haley, Alex
  • African American families
Label
Making Roots : a nation captivated, Matthew F. Delmont
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936205566
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 264 pages
Isbn
9780520291324
Lccn
2016002212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936205566
Label
Making Roots : a nation captivated, Matthew F. Delmont
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936205566
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 264 pages
Isbn
9780520291324
Lccn
2016002212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936205566

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