Faces of America, On Point

September 27, 2010 nyupressblog 0

On Point, hosted by Tom Ashbrook, devoted a significant portion of its program to a long chat with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., discussing his latest book, Faces of America. They talk about ancestry in America,

Keeping Glenn Beck Segregated from History

August 30, 2010 nyupressblog 1

Hasan Kwame Jeffries, author of Bloody Lowndes – released this month in paperback – responded to Glenn Beck’s “March on Washington” last weekend. This op-ed originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Rewriting history is one

Boston Globe on Celebrity Genealogy

August 27, 2010 nyupressblog 0

A review of Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered their Pasts by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. appeared in The Boston Globe. The central lesson of genealogy is both banal and profound: We are

The Identities of Los Angeles

July 20, 2010 nyupressblog 0

It was as true in 1781 as it is today: the city of Los Angeles as much an idea as a municipality. When it was established that year, El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina

Kirkus Says Gates Finds the Faces of America

July 13, 2010 nyupressblog 0

A review of Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered their Pasts, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., at Kirkus. The complex immigrant story of the United States viewed through extensive genetic and genealogical research

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