By Rachel L. Swarns
A striking historical past of First girl Michelle Obama’s combined ancestry, American Tapestry by way of Rachel L. Swarns is not anything lower than a wide ranging and expansive portrait of the USA itself.
In this striking feat of genealogical research—in the culture of The Hemmingses of Monticello and Slaves within the Family—author Swarns, a revered Washington-based reporter for the New York Times, tells the interesting and hitherto untold tale of Ms. Obama’s black, white, and multiracial ancestors; a historical past that the 1st girl herself didn't know.
At as soon as epic, provocative, and encouraging, American Tapestry is greater than a real relatives saga; it really is an illuminating replicate within which we may perhaps all see ourselves.
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American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama by Rachel L. Swarns