Re­con­sid­er­ing Roots: Race, Pol­i­tics, and Mem­ory

Erica L. Ball, ed­i­tor Kel­lie Carter Jack­son, ed­i­tor

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Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia Press Soft­cover $27.95 (234pp) 978-0-8203-5082-0

This rich book on Roots cap­tures the com­plex­ity of its re­cep­tion and its en­dur­ing place in pop­u­lar cul­ture.

In ten chap­ters, the es­say­ists in Re­con­sid­er­ing Roots posit that, although Roots has been a topic of de­bate since its re­lease, few would ar­gue against its im­pact on read­ers and view­ers around the world, and how they think about slav­ery, re­con­struc­tion, African civ­i­liza­tion, and the mod­ern civil rights move­ment. Ed­i­tors Erica L. Ball and Kel­lie Carter Jack­son have com­piled an hon­est and in­trigu­ing look at Roots and its cre­ator, Alex Ha­ley.

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