A Nation of Descendants: Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in U.S. History

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Price
$34.44
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
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Pages
320
Dimensions
8.1 X 9.2 X 0.7 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781469664781

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About the Author
Francesca Morgan is professor of history at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and author of Women and Patriotism in Jim Crow America.
Reviews
Genealogy and its use can be quite political in nature. In this latest work, Morgan explores how genealogy in the Unites States has evolved over time, especially with its increased popularity in the 21st century. . . . Recommended for historians and students of information and cultural studies for its expansive overview of a niche field."--Library Journal


Morgan does an excellent job of tracing the history of genealogy in the United States over more than two centuries. Her diligent primary source work is invaluable, and her knowledge of applicable secondary sources is itself a treasure to those interested in this topic. Academic historians, genealogists, public historians, and the general public will all find this work useful." --The Public Historian


[Morgan] offers professional genealogists an excellent history of the field while providing a cautionary tale for those pursuing the history of their family."--Southwestern Historical Quarterly