Homo Americanus
Irish I’s

All hell breaks loose, contemplatively speaking, when a retired prof goes looking for her great-grandmother in order to find herself.

Appeared in: Volume 9, Number 6 | Published on: June 15, 2014
Karal Ann Marling is professor emerita of art history and American studies at the University of Minnesota.
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  • Fat_Man

    Wow. Mrs. Marling certainly lived a life. I hope you can write some more about your family. It was well written and very interesting.

  • ljgude

    My family has a similar history in NYC and Oswego NY with different details of course, so this was a delightful read – close enough to be compelling, different enough to provide perspective on the meaning of family and identity.

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