Roots BY Haley, Alex

The word appears 474 times.

This book is about the history of on family that starts in Africa where the prime ancestor is captured and made into a slave. The whole novel is about the slave experience in America - the life, the work, the death, the family, the treatment. I don't think this story could be told without using the word as the slaves themselves heard it used.

Not documented - and, honestly, probably too many to transcribe.