How The Word Is Passed

How The Word Is Passed

How The Word Is Passed

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. "The Atlantic writer drafts a history of slavery in this country unlike anything you’ve read before” (Entertainment Weekly). Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on 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. It is the story of the Monticello Plantation in Virginia, the estate where Thomas Jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving more than four hundred people. It is the story of the Whitney Plantation, one of the only former plantations devoted to preserving the experience of the enslaved people whose lives and work sustained it. It is the story of Angola, a former plantation–turned–maximum-security prison in Louisiana that is filled with Black men who work across the 18,000-acre land for virtually no pay. And it is the story of Blandford Cemetery, the final resting place of tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers. A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted. Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith’s debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be.

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Genre : History
Author : Clint Smith
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2021-06-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780316492911


How The Word Is Passed

How The Word Is Passed

In its simplest distillation, How the Word is Passed is the story of Clint Smith's visits to seven places that the work and lives of enslaved people built. Those places are Monticello in Virginia; Angola Prison in Louisiana; the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana; Blandford Cemetery in Virginia; Galveston, Texas, where the first Juneteenth was celebrated; Wall Street; and Goree Island, Senegal.How the Word is Passed is much more than a travelogue. What Clint Smith does is show us how the history of slavery is not only relevant today but alive today. He does this by revealing how slavery is hidden in plain sight, introducing us to the men and women who have devoted their lives to understanding what so many of us do not know and, finally, by letting us walk in his shoes as he learns these truths.It is important to briefly describe what this book is not - it is not a polemic, or another work of politics. It is not a sad procession of black death, or a weighty historical tome. What How the Word is Passed is is the living, breathing kind of history that is made unforgettable in the telling.

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Author : Clint Smith
Publisher : Sphere
Release : 2021-05-25
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 0349701180


Counting Descent

Counting Descent

Black Harvard Doctorate in Poetics launches poetry that explores modern blackness. Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward. - Winner, 2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award - Finalist, 2017 NAACP Image Awards - 2017 'One Book One New Orleans' Book Selection

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Clint Smith
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release : 2017-01-06
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781938912665


Dark End Of The Spectrum

Dark End Of The Spectrum

"The family elements in the story - the real struggles with marriage, raising a family, making a living, and just trying to enjoy life - have broadened the book's appeal to a wider audience, primarily women who are not into technology."DARK END OF SPECTRUM will make you think twice before turning on your cell phone or PDA!DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is a frighteningly plausible and headline ripping tale of the real threats that loom in cyberspace and beyond with a Michael Crichton realism. Based on the author's years of research into the hacker culture.DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM is a thriller that will connect with everyone with a cell phone, PDA or wireless device.When a group of digital terrorists known as ICER take over the US power grid and the cell phone network, they give the government an ultimatum - bomb the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan with nuclear weapons to put an end to Al-Quada or they will start downing commercial airliners. When the government refuses, ICER destroys most of the downed aircraft in airports all over the country. When ICER sends a pulse that will kill millions on the East Coast, only security expert Dan Riker can stop them, but ICER has kidnapped Dan's family.Will Dan save his family or will millions die?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Anthony S. Policastro
Publisher : Outer Banks Publishing Group
Release : 2009-02-03
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781452402345


Putnam S Word Book

Putnam S Word Book

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Author : Louis A. Flemming
Publisher :
Release : 1915
Total Pages : Pages
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Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

Acclaimed Canadian poet Steven Price has conjured a stunning debut novel that explores what we ask from each other, and how much we are prepared to give. Set in the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Into That Darkness opens at the moment when a massive earthquake hits the entire west coast with devastating results. Amid the destruction of the city, survivors are left to negotiate a calamity in which bonds of civility are pushed to their limits and often broken. When Arthur Lear hears a voice crying in the rubble, he finds himself descending deep under a collapsed building in a desperate attempt to save a young boy and his mother. But what he discovers there will change him forever — as circumstances lead him across the city’s broken landscape, through the chaos of its hospitals and streets, in a harrowing search for the mother’s lost daughter. Over the days that follow, Lear’s very sense of humanness will be tested and compromised, as he faces the limits of himself and his fellow survivors, in his long journey home. A novel for our age of anxiety and fear, Steven Price delivers a powerful story about the physical manifestation of the darker things lurking in our culture, in ourselves.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Steven Price
Publisher : Dundurn.com
Release : 2011-03-12
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780887629570


Summary Of How The Word Is Passed By Clint Smith

Summary Of How The Word Is Passed By Clint Smith

"How The Word Is Passed" Is No Doubt One Of The Most Powerful Books Of The Century This book summary is an independent publication by Malcolm Washington, a researcher grounded in the history of slavery in America. It is an in-depth and powerful summary of How The Word Is Passed By Clint Smith. The summary was not licensed by Clint Smith, but the publisher is so proud of his work, and feels the least he can do, is to create an amazing summary of How The Word Is Passed. If you are looking to purchase Clint Smith's How The Word Is Passed, please don't purchase this book. You will find the link somewhere below. This summary was created as a robust supplement, and not a replacement. When the Brutality of slavery in America and its consequences are being discussed in various circles in this day and time, it is often viewed as something that happened so long ago, without visible remnants and footprints in the present American society. But that is false. How The Word Is Passed, By Clint Smith, does not only bring to the fore the sufferings of African Americans in the South during slavery, it also holds our hands and walks us through the physical remnants of the plantations, cemeteries, and prisons that till this day hold vivid pictures and stories of the suffering and persecution of Black people in America. More so, Clint Smith shows us all that the ideologies that reinforced the killing, maiming, selling, rape, and brutality of the Enslaved Africans may have been passed down, with inherited denials for the unfortunate episode, especially in the South. In his first chapter, Clint Smith describes his visit to the Monticello plantation belonging to Thomas Jefferson. In his second chapter, Clint Smith describes his visit to the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana In his third chapter, Clint Smith describes his visit to the Louisiana state penitentiary, known as Angola prison, a former plantation. In his third chapter, Clint Smith describes his visit to the Blandford Cemetery, in Petersburg, Virginia. In his fourth chapter, Clint Smith describes his visit to Galveston Island, in Texas, where union general, Gordon Granger announced the end of slavery. In his fifth chapter, Clint Smith describes his visit to the national museum of the American Indian, in New York. He also visited Wall Street, the central park, and Liberty Island. In his sixth chapter, Clint smith describes his visit to Gorée Island, in Senegal In the epilogue to his book, Clint Smith narrated the racism witnessed by his grandparents, how two of his grandparents were born into slavery, and the surviving remnants of the effects of slavery. Inside this book you can expect: Time-saving chapter summaries Important facts captured in the original book Click on the BUY NOW button to get your own copy. Disclaimer: This book, which is a summary of the original book, has passed Copy space and is free of any form of plagiarism. And even as that is the case, the publisher has done his best to preserve the original ideas and narrations of the main book. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way and it is not the original book. You can purchase the original book by visiting this link: https://tinyurl.com/34rvds7h Click on the BUY NOW button to get your own copy.

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Author : Malcolm Washington
Publisher :
Release : 2021-06-26
Total Pages : 86 Pages
ISBN : 9798526938433


Word Search 365 Puzzles Books

Word Search 365 Puzzles Books

HOT ON AMAZON! Word Search 365 Puzzles Books Games Word. Easy Games.

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Author : Casey Falker
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-06-24
Total Pages : 92 Pages
ISBN : 1548298824


Coloring God S Word

Coloring God S Word

Color your way into quiet times with God through this collection of Bible verse coloring book pages. As you color, you will dwell on a verse for much longer than you would if you were reading through it. You might just find the passage of scripture makes its way further into your heart and mind once you have spent more time with it. Color, and through coloring, bring these words of truth to life in new ways and let God bring peace to a few moments of your busy day.

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Author : Rebecca Gilbert
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-08-07
Total Pages : 62 Pages
ISBN : 1530126266


Travel English For Tourists

Travel English For Tourists

This is the second book for J C Sum's "Unwritten: A Hands-off Book Test that Transcends Words." "Unwritten" is a professionally designed and produced book that allows you to bring the traditional book test beyond just words by incorporating visual drawings as the focus of the thoughts and revelations. It is perfect for performers looking to present a visual book test routine. The 260-page 5.5" x 8.5" book is in the form of an English language guide for travelers which gives motivation for the book content, layout and format. From a presentation point of view, the English language guide for travelers also allows for a variety of interesting introductory patter presentations. The nature of the book makes it perfect for shows for corporate events, travel fairs, tourist attractions, cruise ships, schools & libraries. The full "Unwritten" routine consists of two different basic effects. Effect 1 - Any Word Drawing A spectator opens the book to any page and chooses a word describing something that she can visualize in her mind. Without asking for the page number or any specifics of the word (such as the length of the word or the letters it contains), the performer correctly draws out the image that the spectator is visualizing. Effect 2 - Imagined Drawing Prediction A spectator opens the book to any page and mentally selects a word from the last line of a chosen paragraph. She makes a simple drawing that represents the word and then uses her imagination to add to the sketch to make it into a larger picture. A sealed envelope that has been in full view from the start of the show is opened to reveal a prediction drawing that correctly matches the spectator's imagined drawing! Note: Instead of a prediction, you can perform the effect as a drawing duplication. Both effects can be performed individually or together to form a complete routine. The routine can be performed in casual settings or close-up, parlour and large-scale stage shows. "Unwritten" includes the following features: - Can be Performed Completely Hands Free - The Book Can be Freely Examined During Performance - No Pumping for Page Numbers, Length of Word or Specific Letters - No Peeks - No Switches - No Pre-Show Work - No Sleight of Hand - No Memory Work or Cribs - No Assistants - Large Fonts Make the Text Easy to Read - Can Be Performed Stand-Alone or with Other Book Tests

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Author : Elizabeth Bannon Ph D
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-06-12
Total Pages : 264 Pages
ISBN : 1548008540