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

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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Illuminating the lives of the ordinary people who fought for freedom in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, this intimate family history traces the compelling story of Michelle Obama's ancestors, taking readers on a journey from slavery to the White House in five generations that bears witness to our changing nation. --Publishers Description
Summary
A family history traces the compelling story of Michelle Obama's ancestors, covering a journey from slavery to the White House in five generations that bears witness to the changes in the nation
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115805
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swarns, Rachel L
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
  • 920.72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Michelle
  • Presidents' spouses
  • African Americans
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Racially mixed people
  • United States
  • Obama, Michelle
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Families
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Racially mixed people
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama
Label
American tapestry : the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama, Rachel L. Swarns
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contains 10 pages of "P.S. - insights, interviews & more ..."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of Michelle Obama's roots -- Migration. Phoebe, the wanderer ; St. Louis ; Siren song of the north ; A family grows in Chicago ; Exploding dreams ; A child of the jazz age ; A man of promise ; Stumbling backward ; Love in hard times ; Struggling and striving ; The search for the truth: Cleveland -- The demise of Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow. A man on the rise ; Left behind ; Neither black nor white ; The reckoning ; Birmingham, the magic city ; Two brothers, two destinies ; The one-armed patriarch ; Twilight ; The search for the truth: Atlanta -- Slavery and emancipation. A slave girl named Melvinia ; Journey to Georgia ; South Carolina gold ; A child is born ; Born free ; Exodus ; The civil war ; Uneasy freedom -- Melvinia's secret
Control code
ocn813929208
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Amistad paperback edition.
Extent
391, 10 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780061999871
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, gen. table
System control number
(OCoLC)813929208
Label
American tapestry : the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama, Rachel L. Swarns
Publication
Note
Contains 10 pages of "P.S. - insights, interviews & more ..."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of Michelle Obama's roots -- Migration. Phoebe, the wanderer ; St. Louis ; Siren song of the north ; A family grows in Chicago ; Exploding dreams ; A child of the jazz age ; A man of promise ; Stumbling backward ; Love in hard times ; Struggling and striving ; The search for the truth: Cleveland -- The demise of Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow. A man on the rise ; Left behind ; Neither black nor white ; The reckoning ; Birmingham, the magic city ; Two brothers, two destinies ; The one-armed patriarch ; Twilight ; The search for the truth: Atlanta -- Slavery and emancipation. A slave girl named Melvinia ; Journey to Georgia ; South Carolina gold ; A child is born ; Born free ; Exodus ; The civil war ; Uneasy freedom -- Melvinia's secret
Control code
ocn813929208
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Amistad paperback edition.
Extent
391, 10 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780061999871
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, gen. table
System control number
(OCoLC)813929208

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