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Jacob's well : a case for rethinking family history

Author: Joseph Anthony Amato
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Sound recording   Computer File : English
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Through research, historical narratives, and storytelling, historian and author Joseph A. Amato demonstrates how Americans with mixed ancestry and common origins might produce truly extraordinary family histories as he follows his poor, obscure, and truly "mongrel" family through seven generations, revealing their place in the key events of America's past. Using powerful family traditions to clarify his personal  Read more...
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Named Person: Amato family.; Amato family.
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Anthony Amato
ISBN: 9780873516136 0873516133
OCLC Number: 956438528
Notes: This recording contains program announcements from a broadcast of Minnesota Radio Talking Book.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Details: DAISY Digital Talking Book.
Contents: Preface : family history, a way to know our selves and our times --
Introduction : putting on the coat of the past --
Rosalia, a misery as ancient as Sicily --
"Forty acres, and all mine" --
Banished from Acadia, exiled in Plymouth colony --
Up and down the hills of Maine, and off to Wisconsin --
Migrants west --
A memorable death, a common lot --
Jacob, the rise and fall of a plebian patriarch --
Cousins of the tongue --
Workers to the bone, east siders to the end --
Conclusion : the reason for, and the matter of, family history --
Appendix : Amato, Linsdeau, and associated families.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Amato.

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Through research, historical narratives, and storytelling, historian and author Joseph A. Amato demonstrates how Americans with mixed ancestry and common origins might produce truly extraordinary family histories as he follows his poor, obscure, and truly "mongrel" family through seven generations, revealing their place in the key events of America's past. Using powerful family traditions to clarify his personal connection to the larger stories of our nation, Amato advocates for the power of the history closest to hand in building personal identity and resisting mass culture.

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