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Author Light, Alison, 1955- author.

Title Common people : in pursuit of my ancestors / Alison Light.

Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  929.1 LIG    AVAILABLE
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Description xxix, 322 pages : illustrations, map 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: a child's sense of the past -- Missing persons -- Evelyn's grave -- Hope Place -- Tall stories -- The road to Netherne -- 4 Albion Street.
Summary Family history begins with missing persons,y Alison Light writes in Common People. We wonder about those we've lost, and those we never knew, about the long skein that led to us, and to here, and to now. So we start exploring. What she did for the servants of Bloomsbury in her celebrated Mrs. Woolf and the Servants Light does here for her own ancestors, and, by extension, everyones: draws their experiences from the shadows of the past and helps us understand their lives, estranged from us by time yet inextricably interwoven with our own. Family history, in her hands, becomes a new kind of public history.
Subject Light, Alison, 1955- -- Family.
Light family.
Genre Genealogy.
ISBN 9780226330945 (cloth : alk. paper)
022633094X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226330945 HRD
022633094X HRD
Standard No. 40025243040
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