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The Resource Ancestor trouble : a reckoning and a reconciliation, Maud Newton

Ancestor trouble : a reckoning and a reconciliation, Maud Newton

Label
Ancestor trouble : a reckoning and a reconciliation
Title
Ancestor trouble
Title remainder
a reckoning and a reconciliation
Statement of responsibility
Maud Newton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Maud Newton's ancestors have vexed and fascinated her since she was a girl. Her mother's father, who came of age in Texas during the Great Depression, was said to have married thirteen times and been shot by one of his wives. Her mother's grandfather killed a man with a hay hook and died in an institution. Mental illness and religious fanaticism percolated through Newton's maternal lines back to an ancestor accused of being a witch in Puritan-era Massachusetts. Newton's father, an aerospace engineer turned lawyer, was an educated man who extolled the virtues of slavery and obsessed over the 'purity' of his family bloodline, which he traced back to the Revolutionary War ... Her parents' divorce, when it came, was a relief. Still, her position at the intersection of her family bloodlines inspired in Newton an anxiety that she could not shake, a fear that she would replicate their damage ... As obsessive in her own way as her parents, Newton researched her genealogy--her grandfather's marriages, the accused witch, her ancestors' roles in slavery and genocide--and sought family secrets in her DNA. But immersed in census archives and cousin matches, she yearned for deeper truths. Her journey took her into the realms of genetics, epigenetics, and the debates over intergenerational trauma ... Ancestor Trouble is one writer's attempt to use genealogy ... to expose the secrets and contradictions of her own ancestors, and to argue for the transformational possibilities that reckoning with our ancestors offers all of us"--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newton, Maud
Dewey number
929.20973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.N5225
LC item number
A3 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newton, Maud
  • Newton, Maud
  • Newton family
  • Genetic genealogy
  • Racism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Ancestor trouble : a reckoning and a reconciliation, Maud Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 331-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part one: Genealogy. A doorway ; Not forgotten ; Like a lenticular print -- Part two: Genetic genealogy. Skeletons and magnolias ; Family secrets ; DNA sleuthing ; A universal family tree ; Taking a bite -- Part three: Nature and nurture. It skips a generation ; An impulse to leap ; The idea of heredity ; Genes expressing themselves -- Part four: Physicality. Grandma's eyes ; The family face ; Mugshots from DNA -- Part five: Temperament. Grudging kinship ; Chasing the dream ; Emotional recurrences -- Part six: Inheritance. Heirlooms and disinheritance ; Monstrous bequests ; Not racist ; Disconnection ; Unacknowledged remains -- Part seven: Spirituality. The witch ; Generational curses ; Veneration ; Lineage repair -- Part eight: Creativity. The namesake ; Beneficial and malignant creativity ; Roots
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812997927
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2021025844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1259585367
  • 3964880
Label
Ancestor trouble : a reckoning and a reconciliation, Maud Newton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 331-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part one: Genealogy. A doorway ; Not forgotten ; Like a lenticular print -- Part two: Genetic genealogy. Skeletons and magnolias ; Family secrets ; DNA sleuthing ; A universal family tree ; Taking a bite -- Part three: Nature and nurture. It skips a generation ; An impulse to leap ; The idea of heredity ; Genes expressing themselves -- Part four: Physicality. Grandma's eyes ; The family face ; Mugshots from DNA -- Part five: Temperament. Grudging kinship ; Chasing the dream ; Emotional recurrences -- Part six: Inheritance. Heirlooms and disinheritance ; Monstrous bequests ; Not racist ; Disconnection ; Unacknowledged remains -- Part seven: Spirituality. The witch ; Generational curses ; Veneration ; Lineage repair -- Part eight: Creativity. The namesake ; Beneficial and malignant creativity ; Roots
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812997927
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2021025844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1259585367
  • 3964880

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