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The quest for roots has been an enduring American preoccupation. Over the centuries, generations have sketched coats of arms, embroidered family trees, established local genealogical societies, and carefully filled in the blanks in their bibles, all in pursuit of self-knowledge and status through kinship ties. This long and varied history of Americans’ search for identity illuminates the story of America itself, according to François Weil, as fixations with social standing, racial purity, and national belonging gave way in the twentieth century to an embrace of diverse ethnicity and heritage.

Seeking out one’s ancestors was a genteel pursuit in the colonial era, when an aristocratic pedigree secured a place in the British Atlantic empire. Genealogy developed into a middle-class diversion in the young republic. But over the next century, knowledge of one’s family background came to represent a quasi-scientific defense of elite “Anglo-Saxons” in a nation transformed by immigration and the emancipation of slaves. By the mid-twentieth century, when a new enthusiasm for cultural diversity took hold, the practice of tracing one’s family tree had become thoroughly democratized and commercialized.

Today, Ancestry.com attracts over two million members with census records and ship manifests, while popular television shows depict celebrities exploring archives and submitting to DNA testing to learn the stories of their forebears. Further advances in genetics promise new insights as Americans continue their restless pursuit of past and place in an ever-changing world.

Contents:

Prologue

Chapter 1. Lineage and Family in Colonial America
Chapter 2, The Rise of American Genealogy
Chapter 3. Antebellum Blood and Vanity
Chapter 4. "Upon the Love of Country and Pride of Race"
Chapter 5. Pedigrees and the Market
Chapter 6. Everybody's Search for Roots

Abbreviations
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

CS 59 .W45 2013 - From Harvard University Press website: The quest for roots has been an enduring American preoccupation. Over the centuries, generations have sketched coats of arms, embroidered family trees, established local genealogical societies, and carefully filled in the blanks in their bibles, all in pursuit of self-knowledge and status through kinship ties. This long and varied history of Americans’ search for identity illuminates the story of America itself, according to François Weil, as fixations with social standing, racial purity, and national belonging gave way in the twentieth century to an embrace of diverse ethnicity and heritage. Seeking out one’s ancestors was a genteel pursuit in the colonial era, when an aristocratic pedigree secured a place in the British Atlantic empire. Genealogy developed into a middle-class diversion in the young republic. But over the next century, knowledge of one’s family background came to represent a quasi-scientific defense of elite “Anglo-Saxons” in a nation transformed by immigration and the emancipation of slaves. By the mid-twentieth century, when a new enthusiasm for cultural diversity took hold, the practice of tracing one’s family tree had become thoroughly democratized and commercialized. Today, Ancestry.com attracts over two million members with census records and ship manifests, while popular television shows depict celebrities exploring archives and submitting to DNA testing to learn the stories of their forebears. Further advances in genetics promise new insights as Americans continue their restless pursuit of past and place in an ever-changing world. Contents: Prologue Chapter 1. Lineage and Family in Colonial America Chapter 2, The Rise of American Genealogy Chapter 3. Antebellum Blood and Vanity Chapter 4. "Upon the Love of Country and Pride of Race" Chapter 5. Pedigrees and the Market Chapter 6. Everybody's Search for Roots Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index

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Image of F 74 D2 D3 c.11 - -Introduction
-Decorations at Danvers
-Decorations at Danversport
-Decorations at South Danvers
-Arrangements
-Programme of Reception
-Chief Marshal's Notice
-The Procession
-Cavalcade
-Fire Department
-Schools
-Exercises at the Peabody Institute
-Mr. Abbott's Address
-Song by the children of the Holten High School
-Mr. Peabody's Reply to Mr. Abbott

-The Dinner
-Speech of Mr. Daniels
-Speech of Mr. Peabody
-Speech of Governor Gardner
-Speech of Hon. Edward Everett
-Song of Welcome by Mrs. Joel R. Peabody
-Speech of Mr. J. B. C. Davis
-Speech of President Walker
-Speech of Mayor Meservy
-Speech of Prof. C. C. Felton
-Ode by Mrs. George A. Osborne
-Speech of Mr. Charles Hale
-Speech of Judge White
-Speech of Judge Upham
-Speech of Mr. Carruthers
-Speech of Mr. Charles W. Upham
-Ode, by Miss Harriet W. Preston
-toasts and Sentiments
-Letter
-Evening Levees
-The Next Day
-Conclusion

-The Press
-From the Boston Evening Transcript
-From the Boston Daily Advertiser
-From the Boston Atlas
-From the Boston Courier
-From the Boston Traveller
-From the Boston Journal
-From the Salem Gazette
-From the Salem Register
-From the New York Times
-From the American Journal of Education
-From the London Times

-History of the Institute
-Prefatory
-Historical Sketch
-Mr. Peabody's Sentiment and Letter
-Government of the Institute
-Donors and Donations to the Institute
-Laying of the Corner-Stone
-Remarks of Mr. Daniels
-Address of Mr. Abbott
-Speech of Hon. Abbott Lawrence
-Speech of Mayor Seaver of Boston
-Speech of Mayor Huntington of Salem
-Speech of Hon. George S. Hillard
-Speech of Mr. C. W. Upham
-Epistle to Future Generations
-Dedication
-Mr. Daniels' Remarks
-Original Hymn
-Address of Hon. Rufus Choate
-Speech of Hon. George S. Hillard
-Speech of Hon. D. A. White
-Speech of Hon. Asahel Huntington
-Gov. Washburn's Letter
-Lyceum and Library
-List of Lectures and Lecturers
-Rules and Regulations of the Library

F 74 D2 D3 c.11 - -Introduction -Decorations at Danvers -Decorations at Danversport -Decorations at South Danvers -Arrangements -Programme of Reception -Chief Marshal's Notice -The Procession -Cavalcade -Fire Department -Schools -Exercises at the Peabody Institute -Mr. Abbott's Address -Song by the children of the Holten High School -Mr. Peabody's Reply to Mr. Abbott -The Dinner -Speech of Mr. Daniels -Speech of Mr. Peabody -Speech of Governor Gardner -Speech of Hon. Edward Everett -Song of Welcome by Mrs. Joel R. Peabody -Speech of Mr. J. B. C. Davis -Speech of President Walker -Speech of Mayor Meservy -Speech of Prof. C. C. Felton -Ode by Mrs. George A. Osborne -Speech of Mr. Charles Hale -Speech of Judge White -Speech of Judge Upham -Speech of Mr. Carruthers -Speech of Mr. Charles W. Upham -Ode, by Miss Harriet W. Preston -toasts and Sentiments -Letter -Evening Levees -The Next Day -Conclusion -The Press -From the Boston Evening Transcript -From the Boston Daily Advertiser -From the Boston Atlas -From the Boston Courier -From the Boston Traveller -From the Boston Journal -From the Salem Gazette -From the Salem Register -From the New York Times -From the American Journal of Education -From the London Times -History of the Institute -Prefatory -Historical Sketch -Mr. Peabody's Sentiment and Letter -Government of the Institute -Donors and Donations to the Institute -Laying of the Corner-Stone -Remarks of Mr. Daniels -Address of Mr. Abbott -Speech of Hon. Abbott Lawrence -Speech of Mayor Seaver of Boston -Speech of Mayor Huntington of Salem -Speech of Hon. George S. Hillard -Speech of Mr. C. W. Upham -Epistle to Future Generations -Dedication -Mr. Daniels' Remarks -Original Hymn -Address of Hon. Rufus Choate -Speech of Hon. George S. Hillard -Speech of Hon. D. A. White -Speech of Hon. Asahel Huntington -Gov. Washburn's Letter -Lyceum and Library -List of Lectures and Lecturers -Rules and Regulations of the Library

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Object Type: Library