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The Resource American tapestry : the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama, Rachel L. Swarns, (electronic resource)

American tapestry : the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama, Rachel L. Swarns, (electronic resource)

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American tapestry : the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama
Title
American tapestry
Title remainder
the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama
Statement of responsibility
Rachel L. Swarns
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Language
eng
Summary
Michelle Obama's?family saga?is a remarkable, quintessentially American story?a journey from slavery to the White House in five generations.?Yet, until now, little has been reported on the First Lady's roots. Prodigiously researched, American Tapestry?traces the complex and fascinating tale of Michelle Obama's ancestors, a history that the First Lady did not even know herself. Rachel L. Swarns, a correspondent for the New York Times, brings into focus the First Lady's black, white, and multiracial forebears, and reveals for the first time the identity of Mrs. Obama's white great-great-great-grandfather?a man who remained hidden in her lineage for more than a century. American Tapestry?illuminates the lives of the ordinary people in Mrs. Obama's family tree who fought for freedom in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars; who endured the agonies of slavery, the disappointment of Reconstruction, the displacement of the Great Migration, and the horrors of Jim Crow to build a better future for their children. Swarns even found a possible link to the Jewish Reform movement. Though it is an intimate family history,?American Tapestry?is also the collective chronicle of our changing nation, a nation in which racial intermingling lingers in the bloodlines of countless citizens and slavery was the crucible through which many family lines?black, white, and Native American?were forged. Epic in scope?and beautifully rendered, this is a singularly inspiring story with resonance for us all
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Swarns, Rachel L
Illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Obama, Michelle
  • Presidents' spouses
  • African Americans
  • United States
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American tapestry : the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama, Rachel L. Swarns, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 400 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062204653
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b1z2g9
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(MnSpTMCL)b1z2g9
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Label
American tapestry : the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama, Rachel L. Swarns, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 400 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062204653
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b1z2g9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)b1z2g9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 1.6 MB)

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