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The Resource Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson

Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson

Label
Negroland : a memoir
Title
Negroland
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Margo Jefferson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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.)"--
Summary
A highly personal meditation on race, sex and American culture by the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic traces her upbringing and education in upper-class African-American circles against a backdrop of the Civil Rights era and its contradictory aftermath
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443392
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jefferson, Margo
Dewey number
305.896/0730773110904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Margo
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • African Americans
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Target audience
adult
Label
Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898228286
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307378453
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015006843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898228286
Label
Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898228286
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307378453
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015006843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898228286

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