Jacob's Well by Joseph Anthony Amato
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Jacob's Well
By Joseph Anthony Amato

Jacob's Well

A Case for Rethinking Family History

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Jacob's Well by Joseph Anthony Amato

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Through research, historical narratives, and storytelling, historian and author Joseph A Amato demonstrates how Americans with mixed ancestry and common origins might produce truly extraordinary family histories as he follows his 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780873516136
ISBN-10: 0873516133
Format: Hardback
(155mm x 230mm x 27mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Human beings are surrounded by surfaces: from our skin to faces, to the walls and streets of our homes and cities, to the images, books, and screens of our cultures and civilizations. This book traces the human relationship with surfaces from the deep history of human evolution, which unfolded across millennia, up to the contemporary world.

Rethinking Home by Joseph Anthony Amato Rethinking Home, Paperback (March 2002)

The author of this text proposes a bold approach to writing local history in this exploration of the meaning of place and home. Arguing that people of every place and time deserve a history, he explores such topics as the history of madness and the environment in southwestern Minnesota.

Dust by Joseph Anthony Amato Dust, Paperback (November 2001)

Examining a thousand years of Western civilization - from the naturalism of medieval philosophy, to the artistry of the Renaissance, to the scientific and industrial revolutions, to the modern worlds of nanotechnology and viral diseases - this title offers a story of the genesis of the microcosm.

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