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  • In search of our fathers: Stephen King, Gloria Reuben, Courtney Vance
  • Born champions: Billie Jean King, Derek Jeter, Rebecca Lobo
  • Our American storytellers: Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper, Anna Deavere Smith
  • Roots of freedom: Ben Affleck, Ben Jealous, Khandi Alexander
  • The melting pot: Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai, Aarón Sánchez
  • We come from people: Nasir Jones, Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett
  • Our people, our traditions: Alan Dershowitz, Carole King, Tony Kushner
  • British empire: Sting, Deepak Chopra, Sally Field
  • Ancient roots: Tina Fey, David Sedaris, George Stephanopoulos
  • Decoding our past: Jessica Alba, Deval Patrick, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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 Louis Gates Jr. clearly demonstrates, the tools of cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about our roots and look further back in time than ever before. In the second season, Gates's investigation takes on the personal and genealogical histories of more than twenty luminaries, including Tina Fey, Ken Burns, Deepak Chopra, and Sally Field, among others. As Gates interlaces these moving stories of immigration, assimilation, strife, and success, he provides practical information for amateur genealogists just beginning archival research on their own families' roots and details the advances in genetic research now available to the public. The result is an illuminating exploration of who we are, how we lost track of our roots, and how we can find them again.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469626185 20160906
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16 pages ; 30 cm
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185 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
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2 volumes : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm.
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xiv, 330 pages ; 25 cm
  • 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.
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 PBS documentary series seen by 30 million people. 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. Gates's investigations take on the personal and genealogical histories of more than twenty luminaries, including United States Congressman John Lewis, actor Robert Downey Jr., CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, President of the "Becoming American Institute" Linda Chavez, and comedian Margaret Cho. Interwoven with their moving stories of immigration, assimilation, strife, and success, Gates provides practical information for amateur genealogists just beginning archival research on their own families' roots, and he details the advances in genetic research now available to the public. The result is an illuminating exploration of who we are, how we lost track of our roots, and how we can find them again.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469618005 20160616
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xv, 297 p. ; 25 cm.
  • A Note on Transliteration, Names, and Dates Preface Introduction Chapter 1."Shar&#299f of the Jewish Nation": Reconceptualizing the House of David in the Islamic East Chapter 2. "The Truth of the Pedigree": Documenting Origins and the Public Performance of Lineage Chapter 3. Ancestry as Authority: Lineage and Power in Near Eastern Jewish Society Chapter 4. "Designated in the Past and for the Future": Davidic Dynasts and Medieval Messianic Anticipation Chapter 5. "The Shar&#299f of Every People Is Well-Born": Genealogy and the Legitimization of Minority Culture Conclusion Appendix A. Halper 462: Transcription and Translation Appendix B. Tentative List of Davidic Dynasts Datable between ca. 950 and ca. 1450 Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812244090 20160609
This Noble House explores the preoccupation with biblical genealogy that emerged among Jews in the Islamic Near East between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. Arnold Franklin looks to Jewish society's fascination with Davidic ancestry, examining the profusion of claims to the lineage that had already begun to appear by the year 1000, the attempts to chart the validity of such claims through elaborate genealogical lists, and the range of meanings that came to be ascribed to the House of David in this period. Jews and Muslims shared the perception that the Davidic line and the noble family of the Prophet Muhammad were counterparts to one another, but captivation with Davidic lineage was just one facet of a much broader Jewish concern with biblical ancestry. Based on documentary material from the Cairo Geniza, the book argues that this "genealogical turn" should be understood as a consequence of Jewish society's dynamic encounter with its Arab-Islamic milieu and constituted a selective adaptation to the importance of ancestry in the dominant cultural environment. While Jewish society surely had genealogical materials and preoccupations of its own upon which to draw, the Arab-Islamic regard for tracing the lineage of Muhammad provided the impetus for deploying those traditions in new and unprecedented ways. On the one hand, the increased focus on ancestry is an instance of medieval Jews reflexively and unselfconsciously making use of the cultural forms of their Muslim neighbors; on the other, it is an expression of cultural competitiveness or even resistance, an implicit response to the claim of Arab genealogical superiority that uses the very methods of the Arab "science of genealogy." To be sure, Franklin notes, Jews were only one of several non-Arab minority groups to take up genealogy in this way. At the broadest level, then, This Noble House illuminates a strategy that various minority populations utilized as they sought legitimacy within the medieval Arab-Islamic world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812244090 20160609
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522 pages ; 20 cm.
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p. cm.
  • Preface Part I: The Imperial Era 1. Fleeing the Long Hairs 2. Family Roots 3. Father, Son, and Family 4. Rebellion 5. Official Life in the Late Qing 6. A Time of Transitions Part II: Republican China 7. Doing Business in Tianjin 8. Growing Up in Tianjin 9. Student Life in the 1930s 10.War Part III: The People's Republic 11. Family Life in New China 12. Hundred Flowers and Poisonous Weeds 13. The Cultural Revolution Epilogue: After the Deluge Notes Glossary of Chinese Terms Selected Ye Family Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520266995 20160605
"Ancestral Leaves" follows one family through six hundred years of Chinese history and brings to life the epic narrative of the nation, from the fourteenth century through the Cultural Revolution. The lives of the Ye family- 'Ye' means 'leaf' in Chinese - reveal the human side of the large-scale events that shaped modern China: the vast and destructive rebellions of the nineteenth century, the economic growth and social transformation of the republican era, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and the Cultural Revolution under the Chinese Communists. Joseph W. Esherick draws from rare manuscripts and archival and oral history sources to provide an uncommonly personal and intimate glimpse into Chinese family history, illuminating the changing patterns of everyday life during rebellion, war, and revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520266995 20160605
Green Library
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x, 278 p. : ill., map, ports., facsims. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents-- Acknowledgments vi-- Introduction-- A Note on DNA Testing 14-- 1. Mike Nichols 19-- 2. Meryl Streep 42-- 3. Queen Noor 60-- 4. Louise Erdrich 85-- 5. Yo-Yo Ma 105-- 6. Dr. Mehmet Oz 123-- 7. Mario Batali 149-- 8. Elizabeth Alexander 171-- 9. Malcolm Gladwell 201-- 10. Stephen Colbert 228-- 11. Kristi Yamaguchi 259-- 12. Eva Longoria Parker 281-- DNA Appendix by Dr. Nathan Pearson 298-- About the Author 309.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814732649 20160604
As a nation of immigrants, the American experience is vibrantly defined by the diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious heritage of its people. Americans carve out their personal histories by tracing genealogies, combing through family archives, and mining the stories and family trees of their elders. But how far back into your past can you actually go? If you could look even 400 years into your genetic history, what would that really look like? Since 2006, scholar and cultural critic Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has been helping African Americans find long-buried details of their ancestries by analyzing their DNA and then marrying that information to a wealth of historical data. Global in scope, Faces of America looks outside the Black experience to explore the roots and identities of twelve of America's most recognizable and extraordinary citizens, who are of Asian, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Syrian, West Indian, and Native American ancestry: Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, chef Mario Batali, comedian and television personality Stephen Colbert, writer Louise Erdrich, writer Malcolm Gladwell, actress Eva Longoria, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, writer and director Mike Nichols, former monarch of Jordan Queen Noor, surgeon and author Dr. Mehmet Oz, actress Meryl Streep, and Olympic gold medalist and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. Each of the celebrity subjects in Faces of America underwent dense genotyping to trace their father's line, mother's line, and their percentages of European, Asian, Native American, and African ancestry. Gates and his father, Henry Louis Gates, Sr., also took part, making medical history in the process as they both had their entire genomes - six billion base pairs - sequenced and analyzed by geneticists at the Broad Institute and the Harvard Medical School. Faces of America unfolds as a rollicking journey into the ancestral past. Readers will share in the surprise, delight, shock and profound education of the subjects themselves as their rich family stories, traced back to their arrival on America's shores, and beyond, deep into the history of their countries of origin, are revealed. America, as Gates shows us, is a nation of many historical threads, interwoven and united in the present moment. Where we come from informs what we are and even who we are today. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. An influential scholar in the field of African American Studies, he is the author of twelve books and has hosted and produced ten documentaries, including the acclaimed PBS series "African American Lives, " which inspired his book In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past. Gates is co-editor, with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, of the African American National Biography (an eight-volume biographical dictionary).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814732649 20160604
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