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How the word is passed : a reckoning with the history of slavery across America  Cover Image CD Audiobook CD Audiobook

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

Smith, Clint, (author,, narrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1549123408
  • ISBN: 9781549123405
  • ISBN: 1549138383
  • ISBN: 9781549138386
  • ISBN: 9781549138386
  • ISBN: 1549138383
  • ISBN: 9781549138386
  • ISBN: 1549138383
  • ISBN: 9781549123405
  • ISBN: 1549123408
  • Physical Description: 9 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author.
Summary, etc.:
Poet and educator Clint Smith explores the places where the history of slavery has been preserved, if not fully reckoned with. Included are New Orleans, Monticello Plantation, Angola Prison, Blandford Cemetery, and others hidden in plain view. This book offers a new understanding of the role that memory and history can play in understanding our country.
"'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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Slavery > United States > History.
Slaveholders > United States > History.
African Americans > Social conditions > History.
Historic sites > United States.
Monuments > United States.
Plantations > United States.
Racism > United States > History.
Discrimination > United States > History.
HISTORY / African American.
HISTORY / United States / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global).
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
African Americans > Social conditions.
Historic sites.
United States.
Genre: Audiobooks.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Milford Public Library 973.049 S (Text) 34013150221003 Adult Nonfiction CD Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield CD SPOKEN SMI (Text) 36123148060393 Adult Nonfiction CD Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury A-BKCD 306.362 SMI (Text) 34005126032860 Adult New Audiobook Available -

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