Barefoot on a Frosty Morn is a literary and genealogical narrative of several families spanning more than three centuries. The genealogical streams stretch back to England and France and unfold in step with America’s continental expansion. The families crisscross north, south, and west as the story grows in richness and complexity. Episodes are woven in unexpected ways around American milestones: the Revolution, the Civil War and WWII. The narrative is faithful to history but surpasses it in a vast panorama of the American vision of life.