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Author Smith, Clint, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  E441 .S654 2021    Available  ---
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 336 pages ; 25 cm
Contents "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 "'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 nation's collective history, and ourselves."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-320) and index.
Subject Smith, Clint -- Travel -- Southern States.
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Slaveholders -- United States -- History.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- History.
Historic sites -- Southern States.
Plantations -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History.
Southern States -- History, Local.
African Americans.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Study and teaching.
Discrimination.
Ethnology -- Study and teaching.
Historic sites.
History.
Minorities -- Study and teaching.
Plantations.
Racism.
Slaveholders.
Slavery.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Added Title Reckoning with the history of slavery across America
Other Form: Online version: Smith, Clint. How the word is passed. First edition. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021 9780316628587 (OCoLC)1255713554
ISBN 0316492930 (hardcover)
9780316492935 (hardcover)
0316269476
9780316269476
0316278742 (large print)
9780316278744 (large print)
9780316492911 (ebook)