Cottonwood Roots

By: KEM LUTHER

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This account of the author's journey proceeds from his birthplace in Broken Bow, Nebraska, eastward across the Midwest to New York State and back into time as he carries out genealogical research on his family. His findings along the way give rise to diverse reflections, from courthouse architecture to the financial and social stresses of "proving up" land claims. The reader becomes a traveling companion, a party to fascinating and thought-provoking discourse on the history that is our common heritage, as well as the stages of birth, growth, individual life, death, and then attenuation in the memory of our descendants.Genealogy may be the folk ancestor worship of Americans, and Luther leads us gracefully to an understanding of what we can learn from such a practice, and why it can satisfy an important need. This book is a pleasant reminder that what we term a "familiar essay" still has its able practitioners, and therefore retains its power to please and to instruct."

Title:: Cottonwood Roots

Author:: KEM LUTHER

Categories: Kansas & Regional,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1993-09-01

ISBN Number:: 0803229062

ISBN Number: 13: 9780803229068

Binding:: Hardcover

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20070927123886