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American Tapestry

Rachel L. Swarns

A remarkable history of First Lady Michelle Obama's mixed ancestry, American Tapestry by Rachel L. Swarns is nothing less than a breathtaking and expansive portrait of America itself. In this extraordinary feat of genealogical research-in the tradition of The Hemmingses of Monticello and Slaves in the Family-author Swarns, a respected Washington-based reporter for the New York Times, tells the fascinating and hitherto untold story of Ms. Obama's black, white, and multiracial ancestors; a history that the First Lady herself did not know. At once epic, provocative, and inspiring, American Tapestry is more than a true family saga; it is an illuminating mirror in which we may all see ourselves.

A remarkable history of First Lady Michelle Obama's mixed ancestry, American Tapestry by Rachel L. Swarns is nothing less than a breathtaking and expansive portrait of America itself. In this extraordinary feat of genealogical research-in the tradition of The Hemmingses of Monticello and Slaves in the Family-author Swarns, a respected Washington-based reporter for the New York Times, tells the fascinating and hitherto untold story of Ms. Obama's black, white, and multiracial ancestors; a history that the First Lady herself did not know. At once epic, provocative, and inspiring, American Tapestry is more than a true family saga; it is an illuminating mirror in which we may all see ourselves.
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History

Description:

A remarkable history of First Lady Michelle Obama's mixed ancestry, American Tapestry by Rachel L. Swarns is nothing less than a breathtaking and expansive portrait of America itself. In this extraordinary feat of genealogical research-in the tradition of The Hemmingses of Monticello and Slaves in the Family-author Swarns, a respected Washington-based reporter for the New York Times, tells the fascinating and hitherto untold story of Ms. Obama's black, white, and multiracial ancestors; a history that the First Lady herself did not know. At once epic, provocative, and inspiring, American Tapestry is more than a true family saga; it is an illuminating mirror in which we may all see ourselves.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Claudia Alick

Length:

12h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

39:21


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

25:32


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

21:51


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

18:41


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

34:20


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

29:36


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

11:25


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

08:44


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

13:08


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

25:56


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

30:12


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

11:12


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

27:43


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

26:21


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

29:03


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

19:44


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

23:03


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

19:25


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

20:52


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

23:03


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

19:46


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

23:20


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

23:45


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

29:30


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

26:53


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

34:07


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

16:04


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

36:31


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

29:11


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

20:54


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

01:06