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Spencer family

Works: 565 works in 706 publications in 1 language and 8,496 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Genealogy  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Classifications: DA664.A48, B
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Most widely held works about Spencer family
    The invisible line : three American families and the secret journey from black to white by Daniel J Sharfstein( Book )
    3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
    This work is a multigenerational saga of three American families crossing the racial divide. In America, race is a riddle. The stories we tell about our past have calcified into the fiction that we are neatly divided into black or white. It is only with the widespread availability of DNA testing and the boom in genealogical research that the frequency with which individuals and entire families crossed the color line has become clear. In this history, the author unravels the stories of three extraordinary families from different eras of American history to represent the complexity of race in America and to force us to rethink our basic assumptions about who we are. The Gibsons were wealthy landowners in the South Carolina backcountry who became white in the 1760s, ascending to the heights of the Southern elite and, ultimately, to the United States Senate. The Spencers were hardscrabble farmers in the hills of eastern Kentucky, joining an isolated Appalachian community in the 1840s and for the better part of a century hovering on the line between white and black. The Walls were fixtures of the rising black middle class in post-Civil War Washington, D.C., only to give up everything they had fought for to become white at the dawn of the twentieth century. Together, their interwoven and intersecting stories uncover a forgotten America in which the rules of race were something to be believed, but not necessarily obeyed. Defining their identities first as people of color and later as whites, the families provide a lens for understanding how people thought about and experienced race and how these ideas and experiences evolved, how the very meaning of black and white changed over time. This work cuts through centuries of myth and amnesia and poisonous racial politics and change how we talk about race, racism, and civil rights
    Ever after : Diana and the life she led by Anne Edwards( Book )
    5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
    A sympathetic portrait of Princess Diana includes the author's pessimistic predictions during Charles and Diana's wedding, cites young Diana's determination to make her father proud, and describes her resourcefulness and recklessness
    The Spencers : a personal history of an English family by Charles Spencer Spencer( Book )
    4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
    Chronicles the history of the Spencer family, starting with the barons, earls, and dukes who founded the family, and ending with Lady Diana Spencer, the former Princess of Whales
    Althorp : the story of an English house by Charles Spencer Spencer( Book )
    6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
    Blood royal : the story of the Spencers and the Royals by John Pearson( Book )
    7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
    Royal family, House of Windsor
    The Spencers of Amberson Avenue : a turn-of-the century memoir by Ethel Spencer( Book )
    3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
    Pensylvania, Pittsburgh, Social life, 1890-1910- Personal observations
    Secrets of Althorp the Spencers ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
    This film focuses on Althorp, the ancestral home of the Spencer family since the 16th century. The interior of the house is generally considered its strongest asset as the Spencer family has assembled an impressive collection of portrait art including several pieces painted by the Flemish master Anthony van Dyck. Diana, Princess of Wales, is buried on the estate
    Blenheim and the Churchill family : a personal portrait by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill( Book )
    5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
    PALACES, CHATEAUX, COUNTRY HOUSES. Blenheim Palace is one of the most important buildings in Europe, and the only palace in England that is still lived in as a family home. Yet controversy and conflict seethed around the Palace from its very start, thanks to two strong-minded women: Sarah, the wilful first Duchess, who wanted a home fit for a hero, and Queen Anne, who envisaged a glorious monument to England herself and a palace to rival Versailles. As a palace and monument, Blenheim is spectacularly successful. It is one of the finest examples of English Baroque architecture, decorated and furnished to an equally lavish standard, housing works of art from all over Europe. Blenheim, which attracts around half a million visitors from all over the world each year, is one of Britain's most magnificent houses - as George III enviously remarked 'we have nothing to equal this'
    Blenheim revisited : the Spencer-Churchills and their palace by Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd( Book )
    4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
    A noble collection : the Spencer albums of old master prints by Marjorie B Cohn( Book )
    2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
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