How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America Free Audiobook Download by Clint Smith
In her book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, [Clint Smith] introduces listeners to the history of slavery and how it has evolved in America. She argues that enslavement and discrimination are based on race and social class in America, which leads to a lack of empathy for other groups of people.
This book reveals how the word was passed from slaves to slave owners and other whites in America. It describes how African Americans were able to survive their horrific situation through a variety of methods that are largely unknown, including speaking in secret codes, passing messages across plantations and working together for survival.
In the book, entitled "How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America," Smith argues that slavery as a historical institution in America was passed down from one generation to the next. This historical transfer of language, culture and thought from one group of people to another, has resulted in racial inequalities seen today.
In "How the Word Is Passed," Smith discusses how the word 'slavery' has been and continues to be used across America to explain and justify histories of white power, black oppression, and racial violence. He argues that the word is so loaded with meaning that it can no longer be used as an unbiased and simple depiction of power relations between races.
The word "slave" has been used in America for a long time, but what its meaning has changed as the nation's history evolved. Though slavery was once considered an institution throughout the United States, it's use was focused on plantations and labor done by African Americans. This audiobook uses historical dialogue to explore how the word slave is passed from generation to generation as new words are created, old words lose their meaning, and racism is constantly evolving.
What has happened within the last century with regard to slavery in America? The word is passed and we are left with a complicated history of slavery in America. This audiobook examines the parts of history that were not just a problem for blacks, but also for whites and everyone else.
|Duration||10 hours 6 minutes|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|
|Parent Category||Social Science, North America|