Summary Of How The Word Is Passed By Clint Smith

How The Word Is Passed

How The Word Is Passed

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller A New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021 A Time 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021 Named a Best Book of 2021 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist, Smithsonian, Esquire, Entropy, The Christian Science Monitor, WBEZ's Nerdette Podcast, TeenVogue, GoodReads, SheReads, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Fathom Magazine, the New York Public Library, and the Chicago Public Library One of GQ’s 50 Best Books of Literary Journalism of the 21st Century Longlisted for the National Book Award Los Angeles Times, Best Nonfiction Gift One of President Obama's Favorite Books of 2021 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

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTION 'A beautifully readable reminder of how much of our urgent, collective history resounds in places all around us that have been hidden in plain sight.' Afua Hirsch, author of Brit(ish) 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 America's collective history. 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 America'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 neighbourhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women and children has been deeply imprinted. A Number One New York Times bestseller, How the Word is Passed is a landmark book that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of the United States. For anyone who loved Hamilton but wanted to know more and fans of Brit(ish) and Natives. What readers are saying about How the Word is Passed: 'How the Word Is Passed frees history, frees humanity to reckon honestly with the legacy of slavery. We need this book.' Ibram X. Kendi, Number One New York Times bestselling author 'In re-examining neighbourhoods, holidays and quotidian sites, Smith forces us to reconsider what we think we know about American history.' Time 'A history of slavery in this country unlike anything you've read before.' Entertainment Weekly 'A beautifully written, evocative, and timely meditation on the way slavery is commemorated in the United States.' Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author 'An essential consideration of how America's past informs its present.' Publishers Week 'A richly provocative read.' BookPage

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Genre : History
Author : Clint Smith
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2021-06-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780349701165


How The Word Is Passed

How The Word Is Passed

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction 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 : Hachette UK
Release : 2021-06-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780316492911


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


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
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Release : 2021-06-26
Total Pages : 86 Pages
ISBN : 9798526938433


Summary Of How The Word Is Passed

Summary Of How The Word Is Passed

Summary of How the Word Is Passed Clint Smith reported an expedition with Leon A. Waters, an activist against white supremacy and novelist, who has committed his life to the cause. He has authored a book about New Orleans' slavery past. The book investigates the river's significance in the slave trade as well as the city's African-American population's history. Waters was introduced to the author by a group of young Black activists in NOLA, who were members of the Take 'Em Down NOLA’ movement. Waters has served as a mentor to several members of the organization, according to him, and they credit him with being a key part of their political education. New Orleans recently demolished four statues and monuments that it judged paid homage to white supremacy's past. The city desecrated Confederate monuments, slaveholder monuments, and anti-slavery monuments. However, there are still at least a hundred streets, statues, parks, and schools named after Confederate leaders and slave-owners. The dismantling of these monuments was part of a larger campaign in New Orleans and across the United States to confront the city's legacy of slavery and racial injustice. In recent years, monuments like this have started to go up all across the city, documenting a specific neighborhood's connection to slavery. The largest slave market in antebellum America was originally located in New Orleans. Slavery is memorialized in New Orleans. From the levees to the streets to the architecture, the echoes of servitude can be found throughout the city. Clint Smith writes that the city is at a turning point when more people are willing to confront the legacy of slavery. However, other cities, like New Orleans, refuse to acknowledge the legacy. Clint Smith states that the more consciously some places have worked to communicate the truth, the more adamantly others have resisted. In How the Word Is Passed, the author travels to eight locations in the United States and one abroad to learn about the history of slavery. Plantations, prisons, cemeteries, museums, memorials, residences, historical places, and cities are all visited by the author. Clint Smith writes that “each chapter is a portrait of a location as well as the people who live there.” Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Alexander Cooper
Publisher : BookSummaryGr
Release : 2021-07-09
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9791220824088


Summary Of Clint Smith S How The Word Is Passed

Summary Of Clint Smith S How The Word Is Passed

Buy now to get the main key ideas from Clint Smith's How the Word Is Passed In How The Word Is Passed (2021), Clint Smith chronicles his journey to multiple monuments and sites, exploring the history of Black slavery in America through the stories and events each one of them represents. Clint reflects on the places he visited, and the stories he heard from multiple tour guides, highlighting the importance of keeping the history of Black people’s struggle alive and running in the blood of up-and-coming and future generations.

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Genre : Study Aids
Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Release : 2021-07-31
Total Pages : Pages
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The Deepest South Of All

The Deepest South Of All

"Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white families dress up in hoopskirts and Confederate uniforms for ritual celebrations of the Old South, yet Natchez is also progressive enough to elect a gay black man for mayor with 91 percent of the vote"--

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Richard Grant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-08-31
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781501177842


Napoleon A Life Told In Gardens And Shadows

Napoleon A Life Told In Gardens And Shadows

Marking the 200th anniversary of his death, Napoleon is an unprecedented portrait of the emperor told through his engagement with the natural world. “How should one envisage this subject? With a great pomp of words, or with simplicity?” —Charlotte Brontë, “The Death of Napoleon” The most celebrated general in history, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) has for centuries attracted eminent male writers. Since Thomas Carlyle first christened him “our last Great Man,” regiments of biographers have marched across the same territory, weighing campaigns and conflicts, military tactics and power politics. Yet in all this time, no definitive portrait of Napoleon has endured, and a mere handful of women have written his biography—a fact that surely would have pleased him. With Napoleon, Ruth Scurr, one of our most eloquent and original historians, emphatically rejects the shibboleth of the “Great Man” theory of history, instead following the dramatic trajectory of Napoleon’s life through gardens, parks, and forests. As Scurr reveals, gardening was the first and last love of Napoleon, offering him a retreat from the manifold frustrations of war and politics. Gardens were, at the same time, a mirror image to the battlefields on which he fought, discrete settings in which terrain and weather were as important as they were in combat, but for creative rather than destructive purposes. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary and historical scholarship, and taking us from his early days at the military school in Brienne-le-Château through his canny seizure of power and eventual exile, Napoleon frames the general’s story through the green spaces he cultivated. Amid Corsican olive groves, ornate menageries in Paris, and lone garden plots on the island of Saint Helena, Scurr introduces a diverse cast of scientists, architects, family members, and gardeners, all of whom stood in the shadows of Napoleon’s meteoric rise and fall. Building a cumulative panorama, she offers indelible portraits of Augustin Bon Joseph de Robespierre, the younger brother of Maximilien Robespierre, who used his position to advance Napoleon’s career; Marianne Peusol, the fourteen-year-old girl manipulated into a Christmas-Eve assassination attempt on Napoleon that resulted in her death; and Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases, the atlas maker to whom Napoleon dictated his memoirs. As Scurr contends, Napoleon’s dealings with these people offer unusual and unguarded opportunities to see how he grafted a new empire onto the remnants of the ancien régime and the French Revolution. Epic in scale and novelistic in its detail, Napoleon, with stunning illustrations, is a work of revelatory range and depth, revealing the contours of the general’s personality and power as no conventional biography can.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ruth Scurr
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2021-06-15
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9781631492426


Forget The Alamo

Forget The Alamo

A New York Times bestseller! “Lively and absorbing. . ." — The New York Times Book Review "Engrossing." —Wall Street Journal “Entertaining and well-researched . . . ” —Houston Chronicle Three noted Texan writers combine forces to tell the real story of the Alamo, dispelling the myths, exploring why they had their day for so long, and explaining why the ugly fight about its meaning is now coming to a head. Every nation needs its creation myth, and since Texas was a nation before it was a state, it's no surprise that its myths bite deep. There's no piece of history more important to Texans than the Battle of the Alamo, when Davy Crockett and a band of rebels went down in a blaze of glory fighting for independence from Mexico, losing the battle but setting Texas up to win the war. However, that version of events, as Forget the Alamo definitively shows, owes more to fantasy than reality. Just as the site of the Alamo was left in ruins for decades, its story was forgotten and twisted over time, with the contributions of Tejanos--Texans of Mexican origin, who fought alongside the Anglo rebels--scrubbed from the record, and the origin of the conflict over Mexico's push to abolish slavery papered over. Forget the Alamo provocatively explains the true story of the battle against the backdrop of Texas's struggle for independence, then shows how the sausage of myth got made in the Jim Crow South of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. As uncomfortable as it may be to hear for some, celebrating the Alamo has long had an echo of celebrating whiteness. In the past forty-some years, waves of revisionists have come at this topic, and at times have made real progress toward a more nuanced and inclusive story that doesn't alienate anyone. But we are not living in one of those times; the fight over the Alamo's meaning has become more pitched than ever in the past few years, even violent, as Texas's future begins to look more and more different from its past. It's the perfect time for a wise and generous-spirited book that shines the bright light of the truth into a place that's gotten awfully dark.

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Genre : History
Author : Bryan Burrough
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-06-08
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9781984880109