But I'm determined.
If you actually go to the book's website Roots The Book, they refer to it as "the book that changed America". The book sold over one million copies in the first year (1976) and caused such a political, racial, and social uprising it's effect was compared to the release of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
I admit my ignorance. I only know that this book tells the story of one young boy, captured and sold into slavery, and his future descendants until present day.
After looking for some more information, I did find out that there was a plagiarism suit in which Haley admits that he did copy some excerpts from The African by Harold Courlander, which seems to be out of print.
Feb. 1st - Let the reading begin
Feb. 8th - Chapters 1 - 30
Feb. 15th Chapters 31 - 60
Feb. 22nd Chapters 61 - 90
Feb. 29th Chapters 91 - 120
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