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- DescriptionWhen Alex Haley's book Roots was published by Doubleday in 1976, it became an immediate bestseller. The television series, broadcast by ABC in 1977, became the most popular miniseries of all time. This book looks at the importance, contradictions, and limitations of mass culture and examines how Roots pushed the boundaries of history.
- Author BiographyMatthew F. Delmont is Professor of History at Arizona State University and the author of Why Busing Failed: Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation and The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia, both published by UC Press.
- Author(s)Matthew F. Delmont
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication02/08/2016
- GenreRegional History
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note22 b/w images
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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