Ethnography

Books that tell life stories through the use of personal and eyewitness accounts.

See also our Heritage Pages for help learning more about your specific family.

Immigrant Lives

General Resources
African Americans
Asian Americans
Basque Americans
Dutch Americans
French Americans
French Canadians
German Americans
Germans from Russia
Greek & Armenian Americans
Irish Americans
Italian Americans
Latino Americans
Polish Americans
Russian Americans
Scandinavian Americans


Lives in Stress

Addiction
Crime & Delinquency
Economic Stress
Gangs
Loss
Prison

 

Lives in Families
Family life
Marriage & relationships
Childhood
Adolescence
Adoption
Foster Care
Orphans

Domestic Violence
Sexuality
Teenage Pregnancy
    

Lives in Health
Autism & Learning Disabilities
Cancer
Deaf Experience
Depression & Anxiety
Eating Disorders
Epidemics
Mental Health Issues
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Lives in Religion

Early American Religion
20th Century Religion
Christianity:
   Amish, Hutterite & Mennonite
   Latter Day Saints
   Quaker
Islam
Judaism
 

Lives in Places:
Africa
Asia (East)

Asia (South/Central)
Asia (West/Middle East)z
Europe
Mexico, Caribbean & Central America
Oceania

South America
Native American
North America: N Eastern
North America S Eastern
North America: S. Central
North America: Midwestern
North America: Western
North America: Far West

Lives in Times:
 

Colonial to 1900

Colonial America through
   the American Revolution
America 1784-1860
Civil War Era 1860-1870
America 1870-1920

 

20th century

1900-1920
America 1920s
America 1930s
America 1940s
Holocaust
Japanese Experience
 During the War Years
America 1950s
America 1960s
America 1970s
America 1980s
America 1990s

Lives in Work
Education
Working in America
Craftsmen
Farmers

Farm Workers
Finance & Business
Law & Justice
Logging
Outlaws
Industrialization
Merchants
Miners
Pirates
Railroad & Transportation
Servants
Soldiers & Sailors
Teachers
Traders