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Author Swarns, Rachel L., author

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

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Amistad, [2012]
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Warwick  CS71 .O1214 2012    AVAILABLE
 RIC Browsing  E909.O24 S93 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  E909.O24 S93 2012    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  E909.O24 S93 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript 391 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), genealogical tables, portraits. ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-367) and index
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
Note 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
LC subject Obama, Michelle, 1964- -- Family
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Genealogy
African Americans -- Genealogy
United States -- History
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