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Family Trees

A History of Genealogy in America

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HARDCOVER

$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674045835

Publication Date: 04/30/2013

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320 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • Prologue
  • 1. Lineage and Family in Colonial America
  • 2. The Rise of American Genealogy
  • 3. Antebellum Blood and Vanity
  • 4. “Upon the Love of Country and Pride of Race”
  • 5. Pedigrees and the Market
  • 6. Everybody’s Search for Roots
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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