Keywords: african american

Roots: The Saga of an American Family

Roots: The Saga of an American Family

Alex Haley

ISBN: 9781593154493
Year of publication: 2007

AlexHaley Roots: The Saga of an American Family Publishers Statement One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadnt been seen since the publication of Uncle Toms Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. ...

Keywords: African American families African American Studies African Americans Alex Alex - Family Biography Biography & Autobiography Cultural Heritage Ethnic Studies Fiction General Haley Haley family Kinte family Romance Social Science
The Good Lord Bird

The Good Lord Bird

James McBride

ISBN: 9781594486340
Year of publication: 2013

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride For Ma and Jade, who loved a good whopper Prologue Rare Negro Papers Found by A. J. Watson Wilmington, Del. AP June 14, 1966A fire that destroyed the citys oldest Negro church has led to the discovery of a wild slave narrative that highlights a little-known era of American history. The First United Negro Baptist Church of the Abyssinia at 4th and Bainbridge Streets was destroyed by fire last night. Fire officials blamed a faulty gas heater. No one was injured ...

Keywords: Adult Fiction African American Civil War Fiction Historical Fiction