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The Resource Roots : the saga of an American family, by Alex Haley ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson, (CD)

Roots : the saga of an American family, by Alex Haley ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson, (CD)

Label
Roots : the saga of an American family
Title
Roots
Title remainder
the saga of an American family
Statement of responsibility
by Alex Haley ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called "the African" who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. As an adult, Alex spent twelve years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him. In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of "the African"--Kunta Kinte--as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in 1767. Roots is based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people--slaves and freemen, farmers and lawyers, an architect, a teacher--and one acclaimed author--who descended from Kunta Kinte
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haley, Alex
Dewey number
929/.2/0973
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E185.97.H24
LC item number
A33 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Avery Brooks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dyson, Michael Eric,
  • Brooks, Avery,
  • AudioGO (Firm)
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc.,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haley, Alex
  • Haley, Alex
  • Haley family
  • Kinte family
  • African Americans
  • African American families
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Roots : the saga of an American family, by Alex Haley ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson, (CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Released by AudioGO, p2007
  • Duration: 30:00:00
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
30th anniversary edition, unabridged.
Extent
24 audio discs (approximately 30 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482962031
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • Zaiop
  • ZPaiop
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn879328326
  • (OCoLC)879328326
  • 1494256
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Roots : the saga of an American family, by Alex Haley ; special introduction by Michael Eric Dyson, (CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Released by AudioGO, p2007
  • Duration: 30:00:00
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
30th anniversary edition, unabridged.
Extent
24 audio discs (approximately 30 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482962031
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • Zaiop
  • ZPaiop
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn879328326
  • (OCoLC)879328326
  • 1494256
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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