American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama (P.S.)

American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama (P.S.)

Rachel L. Swarns


A extraordinary historical past of First woman Michelle Obama’s combined ancestry, American Tapestry by way of Rachel L. Swarns is not anything below a wide ranging and expansive portrait of the US itself.

In this outstanding 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 heritage that the 1st girl herself didn't know.

At as soon as epic, provocative, and encouraging, American Tapestry is greater than a real relations saga; it truly is an illuminating reflect during which we may well all see ourselves.

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