How the word is passed A reckoning with the history of slavery across America

Clint Smith

Large print - 2021

'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.

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New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company 2021.
Large print edition ; First edition
Physical Description
xiv, 480 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-480)
Main Author
Clint Smith (author)
  • "The whole city is a memorial to slavery:" Prologue
  • "There's a difference between history and nostalgia:" Monticello Plantation
  • "An open book, up under the sky:" The Whitney Plantation
  • "I can't change what happened here:" Angola Prison
  • "I don't know if it's true or not, but I like it:" Blandford Cemetery
  • "Our Independence Day:" Galveston Island
  • "We were the good guys, right?" New York City
  • "One slave is too much:" Gorée Island
  • "I lived it:" Epilogue
  • About this project.