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

By: Smith, ClintPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Edition: First editionDescription: xiii, 336 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780316492935Subject(s): 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 | History | Black Studies (Global)Genre/Form: Instructional and educational works.LOC classification: E441 | .S654 2021
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 nations collective history, and ourselves.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"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.

'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.

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