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Finding your roots, season 2 : the official companion to the PBS series

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A companion to the hit PBS documentary series explores how cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research are enabling unprecedented understandings of human heritage, tracing the histories of such notables as Ken Burns, Stephen King, and Derek Jeter.
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 9781469626185 1469626187
OCLC Number: 928889448
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 427 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: In search of our fathers: Stephen King, Gloria Reuben, and Courtney Vance --
Born champions: Billie Jean King, Derek Jeter, and Rebecca Lobo --
Our American storytellers: Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper, and Anna Deavere Smith --
Roots of freedom: Ben Affleck, Ben Jealous, and Khandi Alexander --
The melting pot: Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai, and Aarón Sánchez --
We come from people: Nasir Jones, Angela Bassett, and Valerie Jarrett --
Our people, our traditions: Alan Dershowitz, Carole King, and Tony Kushner --
British empire: Sting, Deepak Chopra, and Sally Field --
Ancient roots: Tina Fey, David Sedaris, and George Stephanopoulos --
Decoding our past: Jessica Alba, Deval Patrick, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Responsibility: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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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 scholar Henry  Read more...

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