How the Word Is Passed

A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

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Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. "The Atlantic writer drafts a history of slavery in this country unlike anything you’ve read before” (Entertainment Weekly).

Beginning in his hometown of New...

Advance Praise

"In reexamining neighborhoods, holidays and quotidian sites, Smith forces us to reconsider what we think we know about American history." —Time

"Smith tells his stories with the soul of a poet and the...

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