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Author Jefferson, Margo.

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

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. Blackstone Audio Inc., 2015.
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Summary At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac-here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of Margo Jefferson's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born 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 postracial America-Margo Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heartwrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance.
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 Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
Sociology.
African American women. (OCoLC)fst00799438
African Americans -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst00799666
African Americans -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst00799703
Elite (Social sciences) (OCoLC)fst00908113
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Illinois -- Chicago. (OCoLC)fst01204048
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360.
ISBN 9781504681506 : $45.95
1504681509 : $45.95
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