Jacob's Well: A Case for Rethinking Family History

Jacob's Well: A Case for Rethinking Family History

by Joseph Amato
     
 

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Joseph A. Amato follows his own poor, obscure, and truly "mongrel" family through seven generations, revealing their place in the key events of America's past. Using powerful family traditions to clarify his personal connection to the larger stories of our nation, Amato advocates for the power of the history closest at hand in building personal identity and resisting

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Joseph A. Amato follows his own poor, obscure, and truly "mongrel" family through seven generations, revealing their place in the key events of America's past. Using powerful family traditions to clarify his personal connection to the larger stories of our nation, Amato advocates for the power of the history closest at hand in building personal identity and resisting mass culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873516754
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
268
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph A. Amato, professor emeritus of history and rural and regional studies at Southwest Minnesota State Universtiy in Marshall, is the author of Rethinking Home: A Case for Writing Local History; Dust: A History of the Small and the Invisible; On Foot: A History of Walking; and twelve other books.

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