Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Your Own

Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Your Own

by Henry Louis Gates Jr.


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ISBN-13: 9781510720695
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,270,560
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is the author or co-author of twenty-one books and has created fifteen documentary films, including Finding Your Roots, his groundbreaking genealogy series on PBS.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Introduction 11

Part 1 Beginnings 19

Part 2 Oprah 39

Part 3 Into the Past 63

Part 4 Out of Slavery: A Paper Trail 97

Part 5 Beyond the Middle Passage: DNA 143

Part 6 Looking Back 165

Appendix / Resources for Building Your Family Tree 173

Acknowledgments 187

Index 189

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