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Author Jefferson, Margo.

Title Negroland : a memoir / Margo Jefferson. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Vintage Books, 2015.
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Summary "At once incendiary and icy, mischievous, and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned to distance itself from whites and the black generality, while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in 1947 in upper-crust black Chicago--her father was for years head of pediatrics at Provident, at the time the nation's oldest black hospital; her mother was a socialite--Margo Jefferson has spent most of her life among (call them what you will) the colored aristocracy, the colored elite, the blue-vein society. Since the nineteenth century they have stood apart, these inhabitants of Negroland, "a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty." Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments--the civil rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of post-racial America--Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heart-wrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance. (With 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations.)"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Jefferson, Margo, 1947- -- Childhood and youth.
Jefferson family.
Jefferson family. (OCoLC)fst00218619
Jefferson, Margo, 1947- (OCoLC)fst01620905
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Subject African American women -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
African Americans -- Race identity.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Illinois -- Chicago.
African American girls -- Illinois -- Chicago Region -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
African American women. (OCoLC)fst00799438
African Americans -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst00799666
African Americans -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst00799703
Elite (Social sciences) (OCoLC)fst00908113
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Chicago Region (Ill.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Chicago Region (Ill.) -- Biography.
Illinois -- Chicago. (OCoLC)fst01204048
Illinois -- Chicago Region. (OCoLC)fst01345824
Genre Electronic books.
Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360.
ISBN 9781101870648 : $48.00
1101870648 : $48.00
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