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American tapestry: the story of the Black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama

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A remarkable history of First Lady Michelle Obama's mixed ancestry, American Tapestry by Rachel L. Swarns is nothing less than a breathtaking and expansive portrait of America itself.

In this extraordinary feat of genealogical research--in the tradition of The Hemmingses of Monticello and Slaves in the Family--author Swarns, a respected Washington-based reporter for the New York Times, tells the fascinating and hitherto untold story of Ms. Obama's black, white, and multiracial ancestors; a history that the First Lady herself did not know.

At once epic, provocative, and inspiring, American Tapestry is more than a true family saga; it is an illuminating mirror in which we may all see ourselves.

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Grouping Author swarns rachel l
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subject_facet African Americans -- Genealogy
Obama, Michelle, -- 1964- -- Family
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Genealogy
United States -- History
title_display American tapestry : the story of the Black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama
title_full American Tapestry The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama
American tapestry : the story of the Black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama / Rachel L. Swarns
title_short American tapestry :
title_sub the story of the Black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama
topic_facet African Americans
Obama, Michelle
Presidents' spouses