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

Smith, Clint, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Chester Public Library 973.04 SMI (Text to phone) 33210000525861 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 07/29/2021

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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:" 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.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.

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