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Making Roots A Nation Captivated

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ISBN-10: 0520291328

ISBN-13: 9780520291324

Edition: 2016

Authors: Matthew F. Delmont

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Roots, published by Doubleday in 1976 and broadcast by ABC in 1977, captivated over a hundred million Americans--nearly half the nation--making it the most popular miniseries of all time. Making Roots explores how Alex Haley's idea developed from a modest book proposal into a cultural juggernaut. Matthew F. Delmont takes readers through the emotional and economic decisions that led Haley, Doubleday, and ABC to invest in the remarkable story of Kunta Kinte. This production history examines how Haley's story started to unravel as soon as it was in print and sheds new light on the blurred lines between fact and fiction in this epic tale. Making Roots explores the importance, contradictions,…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/2/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Matthew F. Delmontis Assistant Professor of American Studies at Scripps College.