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Swarns, Rachel L
American tapestry : the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama / Rachel L. Swarns
Alternate Title Story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama
1st ed
New York : Amistad, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E909.O24 S93 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Obama, Michelle, 1964- -- Family
United States -- History
Physical Description 391 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), geneal. tables ; 24 cm
Summary A remarkable history of First Lady Michelle Obama's mixed ancestry as well as a portrait of America itself in an epic and inspiring family saga
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-367) 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

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