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Book explores history through the story of one family

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Southwest State University historian Joseph Amato is the author of "Jacob's Well: A Case for Rethinking Family History."
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In a new book Southwest State University historian Joseph Amato traces the story of his family across North America and Europe. 

In "Jacob's Well: A Case for Rethinking Family History," Amato talks about his ancestors and uses their stories to put a human face on historical events.  

Minnesota Public Radio's Jim Bickal talked with Amato about the book.