Sunday, January 11, 2004


Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, by David Hackett Fischer. Wonderful book, well-written, and fascinating all the way through. Social analysis of history that allows one to understand American history in a new light, and also explains the different social forces working on our immigrant ancestors and their descendants. Highly Recommended.

The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry, by Bryan Sykes. If you want to understand the use of DNA evidence in genealogy, this is one of the books you will want to read. The emphasis is on mitochondrial DNA, which is not used in genealogy as often as Y-Chromosome DNA. And the description of the lives of the "seven daughters of Eve" from whom most Europeans have sprung, is a bit fanciful. But if you enjoyed the Earth Children books, then you will enjoy this part of the story, too. Bryan Sykes is quite a character, and the book is very entertaining, as well as informative. I would love to have my mitochondrial DNA analyzed some day. Thank you, Mom, for bequeathing that to me.

The History Cooperative:
   Browse or search journals: American Historical Review, Common-place, Environmental History, History of Education Quarterly, The History Teacher, Indiana Magazine of History, Journal of American History, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Journal of World History, Labour History, Labour / Le Travail, Law and History Review, Massachusetts Historical Review, Oral History Review, Oregon Historical Quarterly, Western Historical Quarterly, William and Mary Quarterly, World History Connected

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