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Finding your roots : the official companion to the PBS series  Cover Image Book Book

Finding your roots : the official companion to the PBS series


Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots, the companion book to the hit PBS documentary series. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows us, the tools of cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about our roots, looking further back in time than ever before.
The author investigates the geneological histories of twenty-five prominent Americans, including Cory Booker, Martha Stewart, and Michelle Rodriguez.

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  • ISBN: 9781469618005
  • ISBN: 1469618001
  • ISBN: 9781469626147
  • ISBN: 1469626144
  • Physical Description: xiv, 330 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / by David Altshuler -- Genetic gumbo : Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. -- The long arc of freedom : John Lewis and Cory Booker -- What's in a name? : Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada -- Redemption : Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon -- The children of Abraham : Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi -- From the Old World to the New : Robert Downey Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal -- Shadows : Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons -- Crossings : Margaret Cho, Sanjay Gupta, and Martha Stewart -- Neither slave nor free : Wanda Sykes, John Legend, and Margarett Cooper -- In the footsteps of conquistadors : Michelle Rodriguez, Linda Chavez, and Adrian Grenier.
Language Note:
In English.
Subject: Celebrities > United States > Genealogy.
United States > Genealogy > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
United States.
Genre: Genealogy.
Handbooks and manuals.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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APLS 929.1 CAT 31291002985149 GENEALOGY Available -

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