Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

American tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama
(eAudiobook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
[United States] : HarperAudio, 2012.
Content Description:
1 online resource (1 audio file (720 min.)) : digital.
Status:
Description

Michelle Obama's family saga is a remarkable, quintessentially American story-a journey from slavery to the White House in five generations. Yet, until now, little has been reported on the First Lady's roots. Prodigiously researched, American Tapestry traces the complex and fascinating tale of Michelle Obama's ancestors, a history that the First Lady did not even know herself. Rachel L. Swarns, a correspondent for the New York Times, brings into focus the First Lady's black, white, and multiracial forebears, and reveals for the first time the identity of Mrs. Obama's white great-great-great-grandfather-a man who remained hidden in her lineage for more than a century. American Tapestry illuminates the lives of the ordinary people in Mrs. Obama's family tree who fought for freedom in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars; who endured the agonies of slavery, the disappointment of Reconstruction, the displacement of the Great Migration, and the horrors of Jim Crow to build a better future for their children. Swarns even found a possible link to the Jewish Reform movement. Though it is an intimate family history, American Tapestry is also the collective chronicle of our changing nation, a nation in which racial intermingling lingers in the bloodlines of countless citizens and slavery was the crucible through which many family lines-black, white, and Native American-were forged. Epic in scope and beautifully rendered, this is a singularly inspiring story with resonance for us all.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
eAudiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062189578 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 0062189573 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

Notes

Restrictions on Access
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participants/Performers
Read by Claudia Alick.
Description
Michelle Obama's family saga is a remarkable, quintessentially American story-a journey from slavery to the White House in five generations. Yet, until now, little has been reported on the First Lady's roots. Prodigiously researched, American Tapestry traces the complex and fascinating tale of Michelle Obama's ancestors, a history that the First Lady did not even know herself. Rachel L. Swarns, a correspondent for the New York Times, brings into focus the First Lady's black, white, and multiracial forebears, and reveals for the first time the identity of Mrs. Obama's white great-great-great-grandfather-a man who remained hidden in her lineage for more than a century. American Tapestry illuminates the lives of the ordinary people in Mrs. Obama's family tree who fought for freedom in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars; who endured the agonies of slavery, the disappointment of Reconstruction, the displacement of the Great Migration, and the horrors of Jim Crow to build a better future for their children. Swarns even found a possible link to the Jewish Reform movement. Though it is an intimate family history, American Tapestry is also the collective chronicle of our changing nation, a nation in which racial intermingling lingers in the bloodlines of countless citizens and slavery was the crucible through which many family lines-black, white, and Native American-were forged. Epic in scope and beautifully rendered, this is a singularly inspiring story with resonance for us all.
System Details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Swarns, R. L., & Alick, C. (2012). American tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama. Unabridged. [United States]: HarperAudio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Swarns, Rachel L and Claudia. Alick. 2012. American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. [United States]: HarperAudio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Swarns, Rachel L and Claudia. Alick, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. [United States]: HarperAudio, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Swarns, Rachel L., and Claudia Alick. American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. Unabridged. [United States]: HarperAudio, 2012.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
20cf8f08-ba74-dad4-5cb5-1f019aaa2801
Go To GroupedWork

Hoopla Extract Information

hooplaId11586896
titleAmerican Tapestry
kindAUDIOBOOK
price2.99
active1
pa0
profanity0
children0
demo0
rating
abridged0
dateLastUpdatedApr 04, 2020 08:02:30 PM

Record Information

Last File Modification TimeSep 01, 2020 11:20:05 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJan 23, 2021 02:27:41 AM

MARC Record

LEADER03366nim a22004815a 4500
001MWT11586896
003MWT
00520191125114107.0
006m     o  h        
007sz zunnnnnuned
007cr nnannnuuuua
008160317s2012    xxunnn es      z  n eng d
020 |a 9780062189578 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
020 |a 0062189573 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
02842|a MWT11586896
029 |a https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/hpc_9780062189578_180.jpeg
037 |a 11586896|b Midwest Tape, LLC|n http://www.midwesttapes.com
040 |a Midwest|e rda
08204|a 973.932092|a B|2 23
099 |a eAudiobook hoopla
1001 |a Swarns, Rachel L.
24510|a American tapestry :|b the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama|h [electronic resource] /|c Rachel L. Swarns.
250 |a Unabridged.
264 1|a [United States] :|b HarperAudio,|c 2012.
264 2|b Made available through hoopla
300 |a 1 online resource (1 audio file (720 min.)) :|b digital.
336 |a spoken word|b spw|2 rdacontent
337 |a computer|b c|2 rdamedia
338 |a online resource|b cr|2 rdacarrier
344 |a digital|h digital recording|2 rda
347 |a data file|2 rda
506 |a Digital content provided by hoopla.
5110 |a Read by Claudia Alick.
520 |a Michelle Obama's family saga is a remarkable, quintessentially American story-a journey from slavery to the White House in five generations. Yet, until now, little has been reported on the First Lady's roots. Prodigiously researched, American Tapestry traces the complex and fascinating tale of Michelle Obama's ancestors, a history that the First Lady did not even know herself. Rachel L. Swarns, a correspondent for the New York Times, brings into focus the First Lady's black, white, and multiracial forebears, and reveals for the first time the identity of Mrs. Obama's white great-great-great-grandfather-a man who remained hidden in her lineage for more than a century. American Tapestry illuminates the lives of the ordinary people in Mrs. Obama's family tree who fought for freedom in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars; who endured the agonies of slavery, the disappointment of Reconstruction, the displacement of the Great Migration, and the horrors of Jim Crow to build a better future for their children. Swarns even found a possible link to the Jewish Reform movement. Though it is an intimate family history, American Tapestry is also the collective chronicle of our changing nation, a nation in which racial intermingling lingers in the bloodlines of countless citizens and slavery was the crucible through which many family lines-black, white, and Native American-were forged. Epic in scope and beautifully rendered, this is a singularly inspiring story with resonance for us all.
538 |a Mode of access: World Wide Web.
60010|a Obama, Michelle,|d 1964-|x Family.
650 0|a African American families.
650 0|a African Americans|v Biography.
650 0|a Racially mixed people|z United States|v Biography.
7001 |a Alick, Claudia.
7102 |a hoopla digital.
85640|u https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11586896?utm_source=MARC|z Instantly available on hoopla.
85642|z Cover image|u https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/hpc_9780062189578_180.jpeg